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Evolution of a comet outburst

Evolution of a comet outburst


Date: 25 August 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Measurements from an outburst on 19 February 2016
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The majority of Rosetta's instruments were on and pointing at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at the time of the outburst on 19 February 2016, allowing a clear chain of events to be reconstructed. The graphic highlights some of the measurements from the cameras, dust collectors, and gas and plasma analysers, with each one recording a peak compared with background levels at various times during the outburst.

For more information see: Rosetta captures comet outburst

Credit: image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; all data from Grün et al. (2016)

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Oct-2021 10:12 UT

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