image 11-December-2017 12:22:34

Fallen cliff debris

Date: 21 March 2017
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: See below

Colour-coded plot showing the number and size distribution of boulders at the bottom of the Aswan cliff in the Seth region of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko before and after a large section collapsed on 10 July 2015. Significantly more smaller boulders are identified than larger pieces of debris.

More information: Collapsing cliff reveals comet's interior

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; Pajola et al. (2017)


Last Update: 21 March 2017

For further information please contact: SciTech.editorial@esa.int

See Also