Shows Size Of Rosetta's Comet/67P
this for size? Shown above is the comet-
67P. Sometimes we cannot "gauge"
the size of an object if there aren't
any other objects are in the same
field of view.
We previously posted an
article on the Rosetta's
Comet - 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The Rosetta spacecraft
has reached the Comet 67P
Its purpose is to study how the nucleus is affected by the heat of the Sun. The spacecraft will orbit the comet as it
heads toward the inner solar
The comet is headed toward the inner solar system as part of its 6.45-year-long
orbit and is about 450 million kilometers (251 million miles) from Earth.
Not to worry, the comet is no where near a possible collision with earth. If it was, we
would be in big trouble. A comet of this
size would wipe out the entire planet and
possibly cause an orbital shift. Lastly, the
comet would be much smaller in size and mass
once it reached earth since it
would have burned up upon passing through our
Happy comet hunting.
"They" can use your help.