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Earth Gravity Assist Images

  January 14, 2009
  NExT flyby plotted against SOAP view of Earth
  A navigation screen shot of the near-Earth part of the Stardust-NExT’s trajectory as it passed Earth. The motion is from right to left. Time ticks are at ten minute intervals. Europe is well-placed for observing the inbound leg. Courtesy: NASA/JPL











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