Friday, October 3, 2014

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (26 September 2014)

Four-image montage comprising images taken by Rosetta's navigation camera on 26 September from a distance of 26.3 km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet nucleus is about 4 km across.

The image shows the spectacular region of activity at the 'neck' of 67P/C-G. This is the product of ices sublimating and gases escaping from inside the comet, carrying streams of dust out into space.

Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

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