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Apr 2, 2016
The Compet 67 P: Ready for its closeup.
“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.”