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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Before & after: Active pit in Seth region of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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Before & after: Active pit in Seth region of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Before & after: Active pit in Seth region of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
 
Active pit detected in Seth region of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This is an OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image acquired on 28 August 2014 from a distance of 60 km. The image resolution is 1 m/pixel. Enhancing the contrast reveals fine structures in the shadow of the pit, interpreted as jet-like features rising from the pit.

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

Original image data dated on or about August 28, 2014.

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