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2 years 10 months ago #102179 by Seanie_Morris
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I saw this today and my jaw dropped! :bigshock: Talk about close up of a comet's surface! This probe is over 10 years old, yet has got probably what looks like one hell of an HD camera on board for that age!



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blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/10/20/cometwatch-18-october/

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Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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2 years 10 months ago #102182 by lunartic
lunartic replied the topic: Stunning views of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by Rosetta
The images in this month's Astronomy Now are simply stunning, the level of detail captured is amazing.

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.

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2 years 9 months ago #102192 by derek0207
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Thats amazing. Looks like a sand dune in the centre! And some small rocks strewn about. Amazing that something this small has its own gravity to hold onto those rocks.

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2 years 9 months ago #102201 by dave_lillis
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Its like 2 rocks that have been plastered together with a trowel. amazing detail.

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