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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on April 30, 2014

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on April 30, 2014

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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on April 30, 2014
As Rosetta approached, cometary activity began on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The coma extends over 1300 kilometers from the nucleus.

The image above is cropped from this wider view.

It is part of a series of images taken for optical navigation purposes as the spacecraft approached:

Most ESA images can be reused for noncommercial purposes as long as they are properly credited. For more information and other uses, read ESA's copyright notice.

Original image data dated on or about April 30, 2014

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