Comet 67P Surface

Stuart Atkinson, an amateur astronomer from Kendal, UK, discovered this incredible cliff on Comet 67P while studying an image beamed back by the Rosetta probe. He found the location on notes by the European Space Agency, which said the picture – pieced together from four taken 12 miles from the comet on December 10 – measured 1.8 by 1.6 miles from end to end. Continue reading for more images and information.

Atkinson added: “As soon as I saw that image I could see one area was just crying out to be cropped and turned into a landscape view. I think that is a genuinely stunning view. Just imagine standing there, at the foot of those cliffs, with those huge boulders scattered all around you, craning your head back to look up at the wall looming in front of and above you.”


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