Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta

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Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/ROSETTA/OSIRIS TEAM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta. This comet (67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko) is around 3.5 by 4 kilometres. This close-up shows boulders, craters and steep cliffs on the base of the comet's 'body'. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft was launched in March 2004 on a 10 year mission to reach this comet. It entered orbit on 6 August 2014 at a point in the comet's orbit beyond the orbit of Mars. The first mission designed to land on a comet, it is carrying instruments and a lander to map and study the comet's surface and core. Image obtained on 6 August 2014 from 130 kilometres.

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