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Scale comparison of comets visited by spacecraft as of 2014

Scale comparison of comets visited by spacecraft as of 2014

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Image credits: Halley: Russian Academy of Sciences / Ted Stryk. Borrelly: NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk. Tempel 1 and Hartley 2: NASA / JPL / UMD. Churyumov-Gerasimenko: ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla. Wild 2: NASA / JPL. Montage by Emily Lakdawalla.

Scale comparison of comets visited by spacecraft as of 2014
As of 2014, six comets have been visited by spacecraft; the most recent addition is Rosetta's 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

For more information and the latest version of this image, visit planetary.org/cometscale.

Here is a version of the image with an earlier view of Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla : Ted Stryk

Original image data dated on or about August 3, 2014

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