Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock
No pretty rings or swirly spots on this little gray duck
The European Space Agency's (ESA's) Rosetta probe reached its intended orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week.
Since then we've heard … well more or less nothing, actually. The ESA has said very little about what Rosetta is doing, or learning, way out there in the unfashionable parts of the solar system.
But the craft is sending back daily snaps of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
A quick conclusion: it's one fugly-looking space rock. No wonder we went to places like Saturn or Jupiter first, to take in the awe-inspiring rings or the swirling red spot.
Here's the ESA's most recent half-dozen shots of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
We're standing by our assessment that 67P is no cosmic beauty. Let us know if the comet floats your boats in the comments ®.