Sunrise at the Comet Visualized

scientists at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France created the visulation using Using recent OSIRIS shape models and images.

Only days away from possibly seeing this for real! Just look at the detail of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the image below taken on 01 August 2014 (click the image for a larger version). Every day should bring dramatic improvements in our view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko thanks to ESA and Rosetta.

The Rosetta view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 01 August.  Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

The Rosetta view of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 01 August. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM