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Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko: pits, scarps, and boulders on the neck, October 18, 2014

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Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko: pits, scarps, and boulders on the neck, October 18, 2014 The taken on 18 October from a distance of 9.9 km from the center of the comet, or about 7.9 kilometers from the surface, so the image covers an area about 1.4 kilometers wide. It contains a wide variety of remarkable landforms, including circular pits and scallop-shaped scarps, that result from weird comet surface modification processes.

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Damia Bouic

Learn more about this photo at the ESA website.

Original image data dated on or about October 18, 2014.

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