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Orbit of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Credit: Subrban Spaceman) Mona Evans, "Rosetta the Comet Chaser"

Rosetta and Philae - infographic. (Credit: European Space Agency) Mona Evans, "Rosetta the Comet Chaser"

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 20 May 2015 – taken by Rosetta's NavCam. (Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam) Rosetta was 163.6 km (100 miles) from the comet centre. Mona Evans, "Rosetta the Comet Chaser"

from io9

Now You Can Truly Appreciate the Size of Comet Churymov-Gerasimenko

In case you have been scoffing at the size of tiny comet Churymov-Gerasimenko (AKA the rubber ducky comet) that spacecraft Rosetta has been exploring, here's an image that shows it on the same scale as downtown Los Angles. (Michel, AKA @quark1972 on Twitter.) Mona Evans, "Rosetta the Comet Chaser"

Comet 2P/Encke. 2013-10-12. (Credit: D. Peach) Mona Evans, "Comets"

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Halley's Comet, observed October 29, 1835. Observers noted the streams of vapor coming out of the comet. Mona Evans, "Halley's Comet"

The Rosetta spacecraft saw its destination (Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko) on March 20, 2014 from about three million miles (five million kilometers) away. The comet is in the small circle next to the globular star cluster M107. (credit: ESA/MPS for OSIRIS-Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA) Mona Evans, "Rosetta the Comet Chaser"