PIA13847: Stardust-NExt (Artist Concept)
Target Name: Tempel 1
Mission: StardustNExT
Product Size: 2400 x 3000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Artist concept of NASA's Stardust-NExT mission, which will fly by comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14, 2011.

Stardust-NExT is a low-cost mission that will expand the investigation of comet Tempel 1 initiated by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages Stardust-NExT for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. Joe Veverka of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., is the mission's principal investigator. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft and manages day-to-day mission operations.

For more information about Stardust-NExT, please visit http://stardustnext.jpl.nasa.gov/.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/LMSS

Image Addition Date:
2011-02-10