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Comet 67P, orbited by Rosetta spacecraft, has developed a large fissure Written Saturday 24th of January 2015 at 02:21pm by Nehkara

Hey Citizens!  Read on to find out more about the possible breakup of comet 67P! On The Relay, we will occasionally be bringing you interesting space news as well as our Star Citizen content.  The...

Hey Citizens!  Read on to find out more about the possible breakup of comet 67P!

On The Relay, we will occasionally be bringing you interesting space news as well as our Star Citizen content.  The first of such news is today!

Recently the Rosetta spacecraft has captured several images of the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet which show that the comet is developing a large fissure in its neck.  It is possible that this could be a sign that the comet will break up soon.  If this occurs, having a spacecraft in orbit capturing this event would be a dream come true for many astronomers and other scientists.

(Image source: ESA)

There is a good article in Universe Today which discusses this in more detail.  Click here to visit the article.

 

Here are some other great images captured recently by Rosetta:

Source: ESA

Source: ESA

Source: ESA

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