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Comet jets! NavCam view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 2, 2014

Comet jets! NavCam view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 2, 2014

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ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

Comet jets! NavCam view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 2, 2014
A four-image mosaic of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta on September 2, 2014 clearly shows at least two jets emanating from the "neck" region of the comet.

The original images were processed to remove striping artifacts and mosaicked using Microsoft Image Composite Editor. The brightness of the jets has been increased to make them more visible.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about September 2, 2014

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