Rosetta's Comet Does Battle With the Solar Wind

As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.

Published On 07/30/2015
4:38 PM EDT
This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 20 July 2015 from a distance of 171 km from the comet centre. The image has a resolution of 14.5 m/pixel and measures 14.9 km across. | ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM