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North and South Comet Poles Compared

North and South Comet Poles Compared

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ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA/Emily Lakdawalla

North and South Comet Poles Compared
The northern (left) and southern (right) hemispheres of 67P. The southern hemisphere came into view in mid-2015 during its summer, which coincides with perihelion and the peak of comet activity.

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Original image data dated on or about July 31, 2015

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