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OSIRIS view of boulders and jets on comet 67P's neck, October 20, 2014

OSIRIS view of boulders and jets on comet 67P's neck, October 20, 2014

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OSIRIS view of boulders and jets on comet 67P's neck, October 20, 2014
Rosetta captured this view of the bouldery surface of Churyumov-Gerasimenko's neck, with its active jets, on October 20, 2014 from a distance of 7.2 kilometers. The photo is from the Wide-Angle Camera, one of two that make up the OSIRIS instrument package.

Compare this photo with one taken just moments later with a much longer exposure:

Rosetta NAVCAM mosaic of Comet 67P

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Rosetta NAVCAM mosaic of Comet 67P
Four-image NAVCAM mosaic of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, using images taken on 24 September 2014 when Rosetta was 28.5 km from the comet. On the left, the contrast was enhanced by setting the darkest pixels as black and the brightest ones as white; on the right, the intensities were scaled so that the mean brightness of fully illuminated regions of the comet is around 4%.

Most ESA images can be reused for noncommercial purposes as long as they are properly credited. For more information and other uses, read ESA's copyright notice.

Original image data dated on or about October 20, 2014

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