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Rosetta/OSIRIS at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

 

The morphological diversity of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Amazing features have been observed on the surface of the comet, which include highlights such as steep cliffs, large depressions, small pits that appear to show materials flowing out of them similar to volcanoes, and even smooth-looking terrains, which show features similar to sand dunes! Read more on the PlanetS NCCR website.

For more information, see N. Thomas et al., The morphological diversity of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko , Science 347, 23 January 2015.

Regional definitions based on large-scale unit boundaries (N. Thomas et al. 2015, Science)

 

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