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Comet landscape from 8 kilometers (OSIRIS)

Comet landscape from 8 kilometers (OSIRIS)

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Comet landscape from 8 kilometers (OSIRIS)
In October 2014, Rosetta ventured to within 8 kilometers of the surface of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- lower than the cruising altitude of a passenger plane -- to capture this photo of smooth plains and steep cliffs with its OSIRIS science camera.

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.

Original image data dated on or about October 14, 2014

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