Rosetta sees its own shadow as Comet 67P races toward the sun

March 4, 2015 12:43 PM

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Rosetta sees its own shadow as Comet 67P races toward the sun

It looks like there will be six more weeks of winter on Comet 67P: the Rosetta satellite has captured its own shadow in a recent high-resolution probe taken of the comet that was taken during a Valentine’s Day flyby.

Actually, it’s icy year-round on the comet, but it was still an interesting and surreal sight to see the shadow of the European Space Agency’s spacecraft when it hovered just 6 kilometers from the surface of the dirty comet, according to a BBC report.

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