As we marveled at Pluto, this spectacular comet image came out

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While we were busy enjoying the spectacular images of Pluto, ESA's Rosetta camera released this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 7 July 2015 from a distance of 154 km from the comet centre. The image has a resolution of 13.1 m/pixel and measures 13.4 km across.

Here's a hi-res version. Mark previously noted its size in relation to downtown Los Angeles:

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  1. Splat!

  2. I know ESA, I know, you almost perfectly landed on a comet while NASA just does a fly-by like any 3-year old could, I know. smile

  3. It looks like a rubber ducky.

    Now we need a planetary Ernie to play with it in the tub.

  4. That image of the comet smashing Los Angeles isn't real, is it?

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