PIA02191: Comet Ejecta in Aerogel
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Product Size: 1547 x 1136 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This image shows a particle impact on the aluminum frame that holds the aerogel tiles. The debris from the impact shot into the adjacent aerogel tile producing the explosion pattern of ejecta framents captured in the material. A nice cratering experiment.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2006-02-21