STARDUST Star Camera Image
The first star camera image downlinked from the STARDUST spacecraft. The image was taken on March 11, 1999 at 17:04:42 UTC. The image shows Mars (bright body, lower middle) shining brightly against the star background.
"Stretching" an image is a common image enhancement technique that increases the contrast in an image, and shows details that may not be apparent in the raw version.
Ron Baalke, STARDUST Webmaster
Last Updated Wednesday, 26-Nov-2003 12:48:05 PST