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Comet Tempel 1 Closest Approach
On January 15, 2006, the Stardust spacecraft completed one
history-making mission and began another. Returning from a
rendezvous with Comet Wild 2, the spacecraft approached Earth and
jettisoned the capsule containing particles collected directly from
the comet, as well as interstellar dust medium. The capsule landed
safely and on-target southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, completing
the world's first sample return from a comet.
Now this spacecraft is on a new record-setting mission: a visit to
Comet Tempel 1. Comet Tempel 1 was the comet previously targeted by
the Deep Impact mission, making Stardust-NExT the first-ever
follow-up mission to a comet.
Stardust Paper Model (rated challenging)
web link for printing at home
Solar System Simulator
Eyes on the Universe -
JPL created this 3-D environment, which allows you to explore the
solar system from their computers.
Planet - USGS
Explore global imagery of the planets and satellites from a variety
of missions in an easy to use web interface. Customize and download
your own image maps of the Moon, Mars, Venus, and other planets and