Stunning Images Snapped on the Surface of Comet Reveals Haunting Landscape

There are 26 distinct regions on Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with each named after an Egyptian deity

An image snapped by the Rosetta spacecraft has revealed an unprecedented, never-before-seen view of what it would be like if you were to stand on the surface of a comet, specifically, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).

The image, processed by citizen scientists (Jacint Roger Perez) focuses on a geological feature called Seth, located on the larger of two loves on the surface of the comet.

Jacint Roger Perez took and combined three images snapped by the Rosetta OSIRIS narrow-angle camera.

Dust and cosmic rays on the surface of the comet in 2016. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0-igo
Dust and cosmic rays on the surface of the comet in 2016. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0-igo

‘Seth’ is found just to the left of center in the photo, according to the European Space Agency.

“This stunning feature is ‘one of the geological regions on the larger of the two comet lobes, which declines towards the smoother Hapi region on the comet’s ‘neck’ that connects the two lobes,” the ESA explains.

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