Oct 17 2014

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Boulders on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Scientists name the largest in a group Cheos. It’s about 45 meters across.

Boulder Cheops
Boulder field on asteroid

Apart from their size distribution, almost all properties of 67P’s many boulders are still a mystery to researchers. What material are they made of? What are their physical properties such as density and stability? How where they created? As OSIRIS continues to monitor the comet’s surface in the next months the team hopes for clues.

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