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Boulder flying by comet 67P/C-G

Boulder flying by comet 67P/C-G


Date: 13 August 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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This sequence of images, taken with Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 30 July 2015, show a boulder-sized object close to the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

The images were captured on 30 July 2015, about 185 km from the comet. The object measures between one and 50 m across; however, the exact size cannot be determined as it depends on its distance to the spacecraft, which cannot be inferred from these images.

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
18-Oct-2019 09:17 UT

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