ESA’s Rosetta Probe Photographs Comet It Will Rendezvous With Next Month

July 16, 2014 12:00 PM

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ESA’s Rosetta Probe Photographs Comet It Will Rendezvous With Next Month

The Rosetta spacecraft, operated by the European Space Agency, or ESA, has taken new photographs of a comet to reveal new details about the space projectile on which it is scheduled to land a probe next month.

The photos, which were captured by Rosetta earlier this month, reveal that the comet, dubbed “67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,” has an unevenly shaped body with a nearly 2.5-mile-wide nucleus that is quickly growing bigger as Rosetta approaches, according to researchers.

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