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Stardust-NExT Date with a Comet

Did you know that Stardust has traveled over 3.5 billion miles since 1999? Learn more about NASA's Stardust NExT mission, its goals and its Valentine's Day 2011 rendezvous with comet Tempel 1.

Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA Stardust-NExT Encounters Comet Tempel 1
Animation of photographs of the February 14 Stardust-NExT flyby of comet Tempel 1.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell (Run Time: 41 seconds)

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Latest Images From Stardust-NExT flyby

NASA's Stardust-NExT mission took this image of comet Tempel 1 at 8:38 p.m. PST (11:38 p.m. EST) on Feb 14, 2011. The comet was first visited by NASA's Deep Impact mission in 2005.

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NASA Comet Tempel 1 Image Gallery

This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.

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