Figure 1: A Dozen Views of Wild 2
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These 12 images are a good representation of the closest images of comet Wild
temporal sequence starts at the upper left and continues left to right on the
first three rows.
The overexposed and out-of-sequence images at the bottom are long exposures t
autonomous tracking and yield the best jet images. All images were scaled to
Figure 2: Wild 2 Mosaic
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This image and diagram show the comet Wild 2, which NASA's Stardust spacecraf
t flew by
on Jan. 2, 2004. The picture on the left is the closest short exposure of the
comet, taken at
an11.4-degree phase angle, the angle between the camera, comet and the Sun. The listed
names on the right are those used by the Stardust team to identify features.
not imply an impact origin.