Rosetta's target is 'double' comet

July 15, 2014 11:10 AM

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Rosetta's target is 'double' comet

Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired some sensational new images of the comet it is chasing through space.

The pictures show that 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears to be not one but two objects joined together. It is what scientists call a "contact binary".

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