Apr 2, 2016

The Compet 67 P: Ready for its closeup.



Comet 67P

 “In this configuration, the nucleus appears backlit, with only a few portions of the illuminated surface visible from this view — in the upper and upper right part of the nucleus, the image reveals the bright environment of the comet, displaying beautiful outflows of activity streaming away from the nucleus in various directions. It is interesting to note hints of the shadow cast by the nucleus on the coma below it, as well as a number of background stars sprinkled across the image.”

Details form the ESA HERE.

 

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