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New Image of Rosetta’s Comet Reveals So Much More
universetoday.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jason Major

Posted on 07/31/2014 12:11:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin

This is no computer-generated shape model, this is the real deal: the double-lobed nucleus of Comet 67P/C-G, as imaged by Rosetta’s OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) narrow-angle camera on Tuesday, July 29. At the time just about a week away from making its arrival, ESA’s spacecraft was 1,950 km (1,211 miles) from the comet when this image was taken. (That’s about the distance between Providence, Rhode Island and Miami, Florida…

This latest image reveals some actual surface features of the 4-km-wide comet, from a few troughs and mounds to the previously-noted bright band around the “neck” connecting the two lobes. The resolution in the July 29 OSIRIS image is 37 meters per pixel.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: comet

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko imaged by OSIRIS’ NAC on July 29, 2014
1 posted on 07/31/2014 12:11:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

It almost looks like someone’s foot and lower leg floating out there in space.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 12:14:23 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: BenLurkin

You know, I think I passed a kidney stone about that same shape and size a few years back.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 12:16:36 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: BenLurkin

Landing on that spinner should be a real treat.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 12:18:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Bearshouse

I didn’t think comets were solid, but a loose collection of dust?


5 posted on 07/31/2014 12:19:07 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Bearshouse

Like an old boot....


6 posted on 07/31/2014 12:20:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Covenantor

Actually, I think they’ve finally located the cojones of certain Congressional leaders…


7 posted on 07/31/2014 12:38:08 PM PDT by mikrofon ("It's our own crazies that will take us down...")
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To: BenLurkin
Dirty Sock - like the ones I have found behind my den TV armoire after many years having been put there "accidentally"
when I told the kids to take off their dirty socks and throw them at Clinton's face.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 12:59:31 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: BenLurkin

I would love fore someone public or private capture one of these NEO and industrialize it.

Just being able to process these materials in Zero G opens up all types of new technologies.

Not to mention the profits to be made.

We are slip sliding into the future so lets make for the “High Frontier”.

I believe conquering the “High Frontier”, will be the greatest challenge that Man, Science, Technology and Culture can achieve within the next 20-25 years.

I believe we are ready for “A Truly American Future” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184476/posts

May God break our Earthly chains.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 2:38:40 PM PDT by WhatsItAllAbout
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Actually, I think they’ve finally located the cojones of certain Congressional leaders…

No way dude! Read that photo scale again. Says km, kilometers, not mm, millimeters.

10 posted on 07/31/2014 6:59:43 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Bearshouse
It almost looks like someone’s foot and lower leg floating out there in space.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 7:04:11 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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