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Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta on July 11, 2014
Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
As Rosetta approached its target comet, the shape of the nucleus was revealed to be a contact binary -- two unequal-sized objects in contact with each other. All together, the object is about 4 by 3.5 kilometers in size.
ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA
Original image data dated on or about July 11, 2014.
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