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An active comet, from a distance

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

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An active comet, from a distance Rosetta traveled to a distance of 124 kilometers from Churyumov-Gerasimenko to take this photo on February 6, 2015. The spacecraft was preparing for its close flyby on February 14. The most active area of the comet is the neck, but jets are visible from much of the rest of the sunlit terrain.

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

Original image data dated on or about February 6, 2015.

Some ESA images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO license, as explained here.


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