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Comet behind a curtain

Comet behind a curtain

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ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

Comet behind a curtain
Comet jets rise out of the shadowed neck, appearing only when they reach sunlight. Rosetta took this photo of Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 105 kilometers on February 9, 2015, as it began diving toward the comet for a close flyby on February 14. At this distance, the image is about 9.1 kilometers square.

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

Original image data dated on or about February 9, 2015

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