There's a crack forming on Rosetta's 67P

January 26, 2015 4:00 PM

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There's a crack forming on Rosetta's 67P

1 hour ago by Tim Reyes, Universe Today

Not all comets break up as they vent and age, but for Rosetta's comet 67P, the Rubber Duckie comet, a crack in the neck raises concerns. Some comets may just fizzle and uniformly expel their volatiles throughout their surfaces. They may become like puffballs, shrink some but remain intact.

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