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Granular plains on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Granular plains on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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Granular plains on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Parts of comet 67P are covered with terrain that appears very smooth, from a distance. But seen up close, at a distance of only 10 kilometers, the smooth plains begin to break up into a terrain that appears granular at the scale of the images, about 20 centimeters per pixel.

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Original image data dated on or about October 20, 2014

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