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NavCam view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 10, 2014

NavCam view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 10, 2014
NavCam view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 10, 2014 Four images taken by Rosetta's NavCam have been destriped and mosaicked to make this high-resolution view. Sunlight is reflecting off of the top of the comet's "body" and bouncing into the shadowed region of the comet's "head", weakly illuminating it. A strongly stretched version shows this region more clearly and also reveals diffuse material in the coma. ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

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