Rosetta reveals a complex comet

‘Dirty snowball’ model dashed by images of diverse terrain

Comet 67P

CRAGGY COMET  A pit (left) carved by gas jets and a 900-meter-high cliff (right) rising out of a band of smooth dust show the diverse terrain on comet 67P in this image from Rosetta.


This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Planetary Science

From the Nature Index

Paid Content