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Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta on July 11, 2014

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.

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Original image data dated on or about July 11, 2014

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