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Honeycomb Comparison

Honeycomb Comparison

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ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA/Emily Lakdawalla after Xuanyu Hu et al. (2016)

Honeycomb Comparison
As Rosetta watched, the comet’s surface changed. Between September 2014 (top) and March 2015 (bottom), honeycomb features appeared in depressions on the Ma’at region on the comet’s “head.” By the end of 2015, the surface texture had reverted to an appearance similar to that in 2014.

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Original image data dated on or about March 1, 2015

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