posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 04:18 PM
The highest resolution image obtained by the Stardust spacecraft as it flew by Comet Wild 2 in January, has just been released by the US space
The Image shows a pockmarked "flying mountain" strewn with jets of gas and dust that billow in the solar wind.
As well as taking pictures, Stardust managed to capture and store thousands of fresh cometary dust particles released from the object's surface.
The probe will return this cargo to Earth for anaylsis in January 2006.
How cool is that!!