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Collapsing cliff

Collapsing cliff


Date: 20 March 2017
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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A 3D view of the Aswan cliff before and after part of it collapsed. The cliff was originally observed to have a 70 m-long, 1 m-wide fracture separating an overhanging block 12 m across from the main plateau. After the collapse, bright, pristine material is observed in the cliff wall, with new debris at the foot of the cliff.

More information: Collapsing cliff reveals comet's interior

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; F. Scholten & F. Preusker

Last Update: 1 September 2019
6-Dec-2021 16:51 UT

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