Rosetta sends back gorgeous asteroid closeups

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July 13 2010 7:00 AM

Rosetta sends back gorgeous asteroid closeups

The European space probe Rosetta passed about 3000 km from the asteroid Lutetia on Saturday, July 10, 2010, and it sent back incredible closeup images of the rock. Check 'em out below!

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society Blog has more details, as always.



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