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Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders

18 Sep 2019, 09:30 UTC
Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders Comet 67P/C-G

Scientists analysing the treasure trove of images taken by ESA’s Rosetta mission have turned up more evidence for curious bouncing boulders and dramatic cliff collapses.

Rosetta operated at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between August 2014 and September 2016, collecting data on the comet’s dust, gas and plasma environment, its surface characteristics and its interior structure.

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