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Close-up of comet 67P/C-G on 30 April 2014

Close-up of comet 67P/C-G on 30 April 2014


Date: 15 May 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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A close-up view of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, created by stacking a series of 10 minute exposures, taken on 30 April 2014 by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera is shown here. The comet is seen towards the constellation of Ophiuchus (note that from the vantage point of Earth, both the comet and Rosetta are presently in Sagittarius). The comet is already displaying a coma, which extends over 1300 km from the nucleus.

More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Jul-2021 00:50 UT

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