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An active comet, from a distance

An active comet, from a distance
An active comet, from a distance Rosetta traveled to a distance of 124 kilometers from Churyumov-Gerasimenko to take this photo on February 6, 2015. The spacecraft was preparing for its close flyby on February 14. The most active area of the comet is the neck, but jets are visible from much of the rest of the sunlit terrain. ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

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