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Rotating view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 14 July 2014
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On July 14, 2014, Rosetta's OSIRIS camera captured these 36 images of the rotating nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The original images contained only about 20 to 30 pixels across the comet's disk; they have been substantially enlarged here, so fine details are more likely to be artifacts than actual features. The images do suggest that the comet may consist of two parts: one segment seems to be rather elongated, while the other appears more bulbous.
ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA
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Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2014.
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