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Rosetta and Comet Outbound : Not a bright comet,…

Rosetta and Comet Outbound : Not a bright comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko now sweeps slowly through planet Earths predawn skies near the line-up of planets along the ecliptic. Still, this composite of telescopic images follows the comets progress as it moves away from the Sun beyond the orbit of Mars, from late September . Its faint but extensive coma and tails are viewed against the colorful background of stars near the eastern edge of the constellation Leo. A year ago, before its perihelion passage, the comet was less active, though. Then the Rosetta missions lander Philae made its historic landing, touching down on the surface of the comets nucleus. via NASA

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Rosetta and Comet Outbound : Not a bright comet,…

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