Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in living color

December 12, 2014 11:23 PM

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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in living color

Rosetta's OSIRIS team have produced a color image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it would be seen by the human eye. As anticipated, the comet turns out to be very grey indeed, with only slight, subtle colour variations seen across its surface.

To create an image revealing 67P's "true" colors, the scientists superposed images taken sequentially through filters centred on red, green, and blue wavelengths.

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