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Fraser
2015-Aug-11, 03:50 PM
A comet on a comet? That’s what it looks like, but you’re witnessing*the most dramatic outburst*ever recorded*at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft.*The brilliant plume of gas and dust erupted on July 29 just two weeks before perihelion. In a remarkable display of how quickly conditions on a comet can change, the outburst*lasted only about 18*minutes, […]

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