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Color portrait of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Color portrait of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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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.

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Original image data dated on or about August 6, 2014

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