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July 29, 2014
Surface impressions of Rosetta's comet
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 29, 2014
Surface structures are becoming visible in new images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by the scientific imaging system OSIRIS onboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. The resolution of these images is now 330 feet (100 meters) per pixel. One of the most striking features is currently found in the comet's neck region. This part of 67P seems to be brighter than the rest of the nucleus. As earlier images had already shown, 67P may consist of two parts: a smaller head connected ... read more

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