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Artificial Crater on Comet Spotted in New Flyby Photos

An artificial crater on the comet Tempel 1 created nearly six years ago by a NASA spacecraft takes center stage in a flood of new photos released late Tuesday (Feb. 15) after another probe revisited the comet. Full story

NASA probe returns to the scene of a comet crash

NASA has released the first photos of Comet Tempel 1 taken by its Stardust probe, showing the icy wanderer in the distance as the spacecraft drew nearer for a closer look. Full story

NASA Comet-Chasing Probe Closes in on Icy Valentine

After more than three years of preparation, waiting and chasing, a NASA probe is now just days away from its Valentine's Day date with a comet. Full story

FAQ: Inside NASA's Valentine's Day Visit to Comet Tempel 1

On Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft will make a close flyby of comet Tempel 1, zipping to within just 124 miles (200 kilometers) of the icy wanderer. Full story

Probe zeroes in on Valentine comet rendezvous

A NASA spacecraft is fine-tuning its approach to an icy comet and has already snapped photos of it ahead of a planned Valentine's Day visit. Full story

Aging NASA probe headed to second comet

NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft, first launched in 1999, is hoping for sweet science on Valentine's Day when it makes a close flyby of the comet Tempel 1. Full story

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Stardust NExT

An artist's conception shows the Stardust probe during its flyby of Comet Tempel 1. Twelve years after its launch, NASA turned the lights out on the spacecraft.

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Tempel 1

Craters can be seen on the surface of Comet Tempel 1 in this image, captured during the Stardust-NExT probe's flyby on Monday.

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Tempel 1 coment

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