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View Full Version : Rosetta’s Comet Already Spewing Dust, One Year Before Getting Close To The Sun



Fraser
2014-Aug-13, 01:00 PM
Mark your calendars, astronomy geeks: exactly one year from today, the comet the Rosetta spacecraft is chasing will make its closest approach to the Sun. As Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko draws closer to the star, the radiation pressure will cause gas, ice and dust to stream off the comet in ever greater quantities, scientists expect. But that […]

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