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ChuryumovSurface
09/23/10

 

Surface illumination of the nucleus of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko at the time of Rosetta’s rendezvous with the comet at approximately 3.5 AU from the Sun (1 AU = 149.6 million kilometers). The comet nucleus’s rotational period is approximately 12 hours. Credit: Lasue/INAF



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