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Rosetta postcard: Could you jump from these cliffs?
Rosetta postcard: Could you jump from these cliffs?

While Philae rests quietly on the dark surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter is continuing to snap amazing images of the comet's nucleus and beam them back to Earth. The picture above was taken Dec. 10 by Rosetta's NavCam when the orbiter was 12.5 miles away. The smaller lobe of the rubber-duck-shaped comet is on the right side of this picture, and the larger lobe is on the left. The smooth-looking slope with the boulders is the comet's skinny neck. NASA's website featured a slightly altered image of the cliffs as its astronomy picture of the day Tuesday. NASA's version highlights the steepness of the...

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