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comet 67P from 51 meters

FINAL APPROACH Rosetta's last picture of comet 67P, taken just 51 meters from the surface, reveals a gravelly landscape.

shockwave simulation

IT’S SHOCKING  Studies of the early universe indicate that shock waves formed less than one ten-thousandth of a second after the Big Bang. In the simulation shown above, brighter regions are denser parts of the universe, and lines where the density changes abruptly indicate shocks.

comet 67P

STAY ON TARGET  Rosetta’s final resting place will be among the dusty terrain of the Ma’at region on comet 67P, seen here as imaged by the spacecraft on September 18.

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