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Comet Wild 2 Stereo Images
Figure 8: Wild 2 Stereo Anaglyph
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A stereo anaglyph (magenta on right) of comet Wild 2 shows the comet and jets seen as sunlight reflected from outward-flowing dust and rocks. Unusual jets from the shadowed side can be seen coming from Walker, on the right side of the nucleus, and from a region below Walker.

Rahe Crater on Wild 2
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Stereo view of the Rahe, a pit halo crater in the northern regions of Wild 2. This kilometer feature is similar microcraters found on lunar rocks but it is a morphology never seen before for large craters. It is believed to have formed by the high speed impact of a body on a cohesive surface under microgravity conditions.

Mayo Region, Wild 2
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Stereo view of the Mayo region, an irregular depression with containing s everal active jets. Notable features include the two steep sided blocks resting on the depression floor.

Full View of Wild 2
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Full view showing Hemenway, Mayo and Shoemaker. The central region of the terminator illustrates the remarkably rugged nature of the surface of Wild 2.

Bright Spot in Hemenway
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The bight spot in the central region of Hemenway is a mystery. It might be the location cooled by escaping gas.

Right Foot
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Right Foor, a deep depression showing structure on the floor and layering exposed on the s outheast wall. Note the overhang on the northern rim.

Left Foot
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Left Foot, a 140 meter deep depression with a flat floor and near vertical walls.

Wild 2 Depression
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This stereo anaglyph shows a large depression on comet Wild 2, with a Sun-illuminated pinnacle in its center and a large mesa on its western edge. Note the pinnacle's shadow on the west wall of the depression.

Shoe Stereo
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North Hemenway
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Wild 2 Anaglyph with Jets
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An anaglyph (red-blue) stereo image showing jets. The two jets on the right are remarkable in that they come from sources on the comet's dark side.

Wild 2 Anaglyph with Dark Side
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This anaglyph (red-blue) stereo image showing jets on comet Wild 2. The two jets on the right are remarkable in that they come from sources on the comet's dark side.

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