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Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets


Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

An image taken by the ESA Rosetta spacecraft shows jets of dust and gas escaping from the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

The four images that make up a new montage of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were taken on September 26, 2014 by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. At the time, Rosetta was about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from the center of the comet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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