Feb 11

Stardust NExT encouter with comet Tempel 1

Source: NASA /Stardust NExT

NASA has released videos and images of the encounter with comet Tempel 1. On this first video scientists explain the mission and how its goals were accomplished. Scientists reveal sights and sounds of comet Tempel 1 flyby by the Stardust-NExT spacecraft on Valentine's Day, Feb.14.

Credit: NASA/JPL

On this second video we can perceive how, during its Feb. 14, 2011, flyby of comet Tempel 1, an instrument on the protective shield on NASA's Stardust spacecraft was pelted by dust particles and small rocks, as can be heard in this audio track.

Credit: NASA/JPL

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