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Fallen cliff debris

Fallen cliff debris


Date: 20 March 2017
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Colour-coded plot showing the number and size distribution of boulders at the bottom of the Aswan cliff in the Seth region of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko before and after a large section collapsed on 10 July 2015. Significantly more smaller boulders are identified than larger pieces of debris.

More information: Collapsing cliff reveals comet's interior

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; Pajola et al. (2017)

Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 16:40 UT

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