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Comet activity - 20 October 2014 (B)

Comet activity - 20 October 2014 (B)

Date: 23 October 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Rosetta OSIRIS wide-angle camera image taken on 20 October 2014 at 7.2 kilometres from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, showing a region on the comet's neck (the larger lobe is to the right and the smaller lobe is to the left in this orientation).

The image was taken with an exposure time of less than a second and shows details on the comet's surface and a faint jet.

A second image of the same region, taken with a longer exposure time to bring out the details of the jet, is here.


Last Update: 1 September 2019
17-Apr-2024 02:20 UT

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