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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko infographic

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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko infographic Summary of properties of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as determined by Rosetta’s instruments during the first few months of its comet encounter. The full range of values are presented and discussed in a series of papers published in the 23 January 2015 issue of the journal Science.


Credits for individual results:
Shape model, rotation properties, volume and porosity: OSIRIS
Mass: RSI
Dust/Gas ratio: GIADA, MIRO and ROSINA
D/H ratio: ROSINA
Surface temperature: VIRTIS
Subsurface temperature and water vapour production rate: MIRO
Comet images: NavCam

Original image data dated on or about January 23, 2015.

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