Comet 67P on the day of rendezvous


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67P/C-G on August 6

The image above was taken at a distance of 60 miles by Rosetta’s navigation camera on August 6, the day the spacecraft rendezvoused and began flying in tandem with it. It looks at the “backside” of the comet, the side where the distinction between its two components is less pronounced. Once again, no obvious craters, and the surface is pockmarked and corroded.

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  • steve mackelprang

    Doesn’t look like a “dirty snowball” to me. I think we are in for surprises.

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