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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta on July 11, 2014

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Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta on July 11, 2014 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

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Comments:

dilo: 07/15/2014 10:37 CDT

Incredible, cannot wait for further closeup!

Peter Kuhns: 07/16/2014 10:28 CDT

Soo... how exactly do you orbit this snowcone?

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