Blog Space 22 September 2014

Jets of dust and gas become visible on Rosetta's comet


This latest image of Rosetta's comet (67/P), taken from a distance of 28.6 kilometers, shows many jets of gas and dust becoming visible. As the comet warms the nearer it approaches the Sun and water vapour, gases and dust clouds will boil off its surface to create a mighty, luminous tail. As pictured here, the comet is 4km across.
ESA / ROSETTA / NAVCAM / EMILY LAKDAWALLA


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