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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Granular plains on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, 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.

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

Original image data dated on or about October 20, 2014.

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