Comet 67P: Dark Grey is the Coolest Colour!

December 13, 2014 11:23 AM

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The Rosetta spacecraft, belonging to the European Space Agency (ESA), has succeeded in taking another wonderful shot of the absolutely notorious Comet 67P, also called Churyumov-Gerasimenko. And according to the ESA, the comet looks the same as it used to in all the black and white images shot before.

That’s probably because it is as grey as it can be, with only a few subtle colour variations that appear every now and than on its surface. Osiris, Rosetta’s camera, took several shots of the 67P by changing different filters with red, blue or green shades. By overlapping these, scientists understo...

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