Stardust takes close up image of Comet Wild 2
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Posted: January 2, 2004


Comet Wild 2 is shown in this image taken by the Stardust navigation camera during the spacecraft's closest approach to the comet today. The photo was taken within a distance of 500 kilometers (about 311 miles) of the comet's nucleus with a 10-millisecond exposure. Credit: NASA/JPL
 


Five active jets are seen coming from the comet's surface. Credit: NASA/JPL
 

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