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    Posted on Nov 13, 2014

    Here's How Big The Comet We Landed On Actually Is

    It's probably a good thing the comet we landed on won't be paying a visit to Earth.

    Have you been wondering how big the comet we landed a probe on yesterday actually is? Here's your answer:

    Comet: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam; Map data ©2014 Google, Bluesky

    The European Space Agency, which ran the mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, produced these graphics imagining the comet coming to Earth and taking a trip around various European cities.

    67P is big enough that it would cover most of central London, should it drop there from out of the sky.

    In Paris, everything from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre would be covered by comet.

    Comet: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam; Map data ©2014 Google, Bluesky

    All of Rome's major tourist destinations would be completely cometted over.

    Comet: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam; Map data ©2014 Google, Bluesky

    And Amsterdam would do very badly out of the whole affair.

    Comet: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam; Map data ©2014 Google, Bluesky

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