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Varied terrain on comet 67P

Varied terrain on comet 67P

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Varied terrain on comet 67P
In a photo captured on October 19 from a distance of 10 kilometers, Rosetta spies a wide variety of different terrains on the comet. In some places the comet appears to be a coherent block, crossed with long fissures; in other places, this material appears to break up into boulders. Yet other areas seem smooth, with what appear to be collapse pits.

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Original image data dated on or about October 19, 2014

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