Archive for February 15th, 2011

Possible traces of the collision on the surface of comet Tempel

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell

The most detailed to date image of Comet Tempel, was taken in the flyby. Possible traces of the collision of the impactor can be seen as a bright stripe on the surface of the comet. The image is rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise compared to the 2005.

First images of the flight of Stardust by the nucleus of comet Tempel

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell

NASA specialists have begun receiving the 72 images planned for the flyby of the nucleus of Comet Tempel 1. On the left you can see the first of the received images. The image was taken from a distance of 2462 km from the comet’s nucleus. In several hours there will be a NASA press conference at which they will present the remaining images. Stay with us!

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