This page contains views from Stardust's journey taken before its cometary arrival.
This little picture is of the asteroid 5535 Annefrank, a small, 6-km-in-diameter asteroid that Stardust passed on its way. A series of views from throughout the encounter,
seen below, represents the changing view Stardust had. It was expected that the asteroid would be larger, and that its surface brightness would be lower. Hence, many of the early images were overexposed,
resulting in the murky appearance of some of these views.
The view below is one of the moon, taken from above the north polar region. The region to the right is on the earth-facing side, while the region to the left can never be seen from earth.
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