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Ever imagined what a comet was like under all that gas and dust? Perhaps it would look something like this. I based this image on photographs of the nucleus of Comet Halley, taken by the Giotto probe in 1985. But this is just supposed to be a general...
Keywords: comet, coma, nucleus
Though comets themselves are only kilometres across, the gas and dust freed from their icy surfaces can stretch vast distances, blown by the solar wind and by radiation pressure. Here, a bright comet passes behind the Earth as it heads towards the Su...
Keywords: comet, Earth, Moon, coma, planet, terrestrial planet
This is an animation of the Philae probe on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The probe is expected to land on the comet nucleus in November 2014, after being dispatched from the Rosetta mothership in orbit around the comet. &nb...
Keywords: Rosetta, probe, comet, nucleus, Philae, animation, 67P, Churyumov-Gerasimenko