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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Color portrait of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, global views

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Color portrait of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko This approximately true color image of the comet was taken by Rosetta on August 6, 2014, at a distance of 120 kilometers. There is surprisingly little color variation across the surface of the comet.

ESA / Rosetta / DLR / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Original image data dated on or about August 6, 2014.

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.


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