Rise and Shine, Comet 67P

Air & Space Smithsonian - - Chatter -

On Au­gust 13, Comet 67P/churyu­mov-gerasi­menko passed per­i­he­lion, the clos­est it gets to the sun in its 6.5-year or­bit. Since July, ESA’S Rosetta space­craft has been send­ing back photos of out­bursts from the comet as it be­gan to heat up and icy ma­te­ri­als un­der the sur­face changed to gas.

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