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Rosetta Is Tailing a Warming Comet

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Comet 67P/C-G

March 9 Rosetta was 45 miles from Comet 67P/C-G when it photographed the duck-shaped comets head ringed with a halo of gas and dust.

Credit: European Space Agency

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft caught up with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last August, then dropped a lander onto the comet in November. Now Rosetta will follow the rubber-duck-shaped comet as it swings closer to the sun.

From The New York Times
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