On Aug. 6, 2014, the European Space Agency's "comet chaser" Rosetta arrived at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a decade of travel across the inner solar system. Now in the process of maneuvering into orbit around 67P's 2.5 mile (4 kilometer) wide nucleus (via a series of triangular spiraling passes) Rosetta is returning some incredible images, the most recent showing the comet from a mere 65 miles (104 kilometers) away... and in 3D!
PHOTOS: Meet Rosetta's Beautiful Lumpy Comet
Captured by Rosetta's OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) instrument on Aug. 7, the image above reveals some of 67P's rugged surface around the "neck" joining the two sections of the contact binary comet. Check out that giant landslide and the cluster of building-sized boulders!
Below is a 3D anaglyph made from that same OSIRIS image and another one acquired 17 minutes earlier, creating a stereo version that is viewable with standard red and blue paper glasses.