This is no computer-generated shape model, this is the real deal: the double-lobed nucleus of Comet 67P/C-G, as imaged by Rosetta’s OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) narrow-angle camera on Tuesday, July 29. At the time just about a week away from making its arrival, ESA’s spacecraft was 1,950 km (1,211 miles) from the comet when this image was taken (that’s about the distance between Providence, Rhode Island and Miami, Florida)
New image of Rosetta's comet - from Monday - shows what may be a potential Philae landing site this November. Image distance is 234 kilometers / 145 miles. More images: bit.ly/1yNsYDO
Adam Block at Mount Lemmon Observatory captured this beautiful image of Comet C/2012 K1 Pan-STARRS on May 5, 2014.