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Rosetta Comet Outburst Captured

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Outburst from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

A short-lived outburst from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was captured by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on July 29, 2015.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been witnessing growing activity from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as the comet approaches perihelion (its closest point to the sun during its orbit).

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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