Skip to comments.New Image of Rosetta’s Comet Reveals So Much More
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 Rosettas 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, ESAs spacecraft was 1,950 km (1,211 miles) from the comet when this image was taken. (Thats 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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It almost looks like someone’s foot and lower leg floating out there in space.
You know, I think I passed a kidney stone about that same shape and size a few years back.
Landing on that spinner should be a real treat.
I didn’t think comets were solid, but a loose collection of dust?
Like an old boot....
Actually, I think they’ve finally located the cojones of certain Congressional leaders
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.
No way dude! Read that photo scale again. Says km, kilometers, not mm, millimeters.
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