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Jagged comet landscape, October 24, 2014

Jagged comet landscape, October 24, 2014

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ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Damia Bouic

Jagged comet landscape, October 24, 2014
This four-image mosaic contains unusual rhythmic ridges and a jagged fissure, among other odd comet surface features. It was taken on October 24, 2014 from a distance of 9.8 kilometers from the center of the comet, or roughly 7.8 kilometers from the surface.

Learn more about this photo at the ESA website.

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Original image data dated on or about October 24, 2014

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