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Closeup on a comet's fracture
Rosetta took this photo of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on July 20, 2016 from a distance of about 9 kilometers. At full size it has a resolution of 16 centimeters per pixel. At lower right are highly fractured yet still coherent blocks. Running across the left side of the image is a fracture that appears to be opening, allowing fine-grained surface material to collapse into the fissure.
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Original image data dated on or about July 20, 2016