The images below are all SIMULATED views. All
of the images are computer generated and are automatically
updated every 10 minutes.
Down on the Sun
This image shows the current position of the
STARDUST spacecraft and the
spacecraft's trajectory (in blue) around the Sun.
Down on Stardust
This image shows a closer view of STARDUST's
orbit. The spacecraft's orbit is in blue, the
orbits of the planets are shown in white.
View of Earth
STARDUST was launched
on February 7, 1999 and made an Earth flyby
in January 2001.
This image shows the current positions and orbits
of the STARDUST spacecraft and Comet Wild 2. The
spacecraft's orbit around the Sun is
shown in darker blue.