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The 'dark side' of the comet

A rare glimpse at the dark side of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Light backscattered from dust particles in the comet’s coma reveals a hint of surface structures. This image was taken by OSIRIS, Rosetta’s scientific imaging system, on 29 September 2014 from a distance of approximately 19 kilometres. The image scale is approximately 1.7 metres/pixel, so the image measures about 3.5 km across.

 

More information via the blog: Into the shadows of comet 67P/C-G: blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/11/06/into-the-shadows-of-come...

 

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Taken on November 6, 2014