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Before & after: Fractures in shadowed Churyumov-Gerasimenko cliffs

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

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Before & after: Fractures in shadowed Churyumov-Gerasimenko cliffs
Before & after: Fractures in shadowed Churyumov-Gerasimenko cliffs
 
Enhancing the brightness of OSIRIS images can reveal details in shadows only indirectly lit. Here, some cliffs on the head of the comet are revealed to have at least two criscrossing sets of fractures.

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

Original image data dated on or about October 14, 2014.

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