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A comet bursts into life

A comet bursts into life

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A comet bursts into life
Rosetta's OSIRIS wide-angle camera fortuitously captured the moment a jet burst into action on March 12, 2015. The first image was taken at 06:13 UTC on March 12, the second two minutes later.

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Original image data dated on or about March 12, 2015

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