PIA06285: Wild 2 Close Look
Target Name: Wild 2
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Navigation Camera
Product Size: 1159 x 1172 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Figure 1

This image shows the comet Wild 2, which NASA's Stardust spacecraft flew by on Jan. 2, 2004. This image 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 diagram (see Figure 1) are those used by the Stardust team to identify features. "Basin" does not imply an impact origin.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2004-06-17