Stunning close-up photo of Rosetta comet ‘firing its jets’

October 6, 2014 10:24 PM

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Stunning close-up photo of Rosetta comet ‘firing its jets’

Comet 67P’s coma already extends nearly 12,000 miles from the nucleus.

Approximately 16 miles from the center of comet 67P, Rosetta has taken four stunning close-up photos of the dusty snowball. All four of the photos have been combined to create the montage seen in the image above.

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