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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Spinning comet

Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, amateur image processing, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, animation

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Spinning comet This animation is available in 1920 x 1080 resolution; click here to download it (warning: 63 MB). It consists of 30 images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's wide-angle camera at 1-minute intervals. Stars move past in the background; most of the dots that are not stars are likely cosmic ray hits. However, there are a few dots that move on straight lines from one image to the next, which are particles moving in the space around the comet. (They are visible only in the fully-enlarged version.)

ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA / "Herobrine"

Original image data dated on or about September 10, 2014.

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