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Comet 67P/C-G vital statistics

Date: 22 January 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Copyright: ESA

Summary properties of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as determined by Rosetta's instruments during the first few months of its comet encounter. The full range of values are presented and discussed in a series of papers published in the 23 January 2015 issue of the journal Science.

More information: Getting to know Rosetta's comet

Credits for individual results:
Shape model, rotation properties, volume and porosity: OSIRIS
Mass: RSI
Density: RSI/OSIRIS
Dust/Gas ratio: GIADA, MIRO and ROSINA
D/H ratio: ROSINA
Surface temperature: VIRTIS
Subsurface temperature and water vapour production rate: MIRO
Albedo: OSIRIS and VIRTIS
Comet images: NavCam

Infographic credit: ESA


Last Update: 22 January 2015

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