PIA06284: Wild 2 Features
Target Name: Wild 2
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
Product Size: 972 x 742 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Figure 1

These images taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft highlight the diverse features that make up the surface of comet Wild 2. Side A (see Figure 1) shows a variety of small pinnacles and mesas seen on the limb of the comet. Side B (see Figure 1) shows the location of a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) series of aligned scarps, or cliffs, that are best seen in the stereo images.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2004-06-17