Rosetta reaches comet 67/p and takes pictures

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After a journey of more than 10 years and a total of many billions of kilometers, the Rosetta spacecraft has finally arrived at the comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Outstanding. The European Space Agency has only released a few close-ups of the comet, but they're simply stunning. They've also released images taken on Aug. 3, when Rosetta was just a few hundred kilometers from the comet. That shot shows the comet in all its glory. As we saw in pictures taken over the past week, the solid nucleus is a weird, lumpy, two-lobed structure. But these new shots have many more details! More via Slate

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