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originally posted by: okamitengu
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
if they are two distinct bodies, then there may be pockets of gas caught between them. or ice.
as it approaches the sun, it will heat and this gas/ice can expand to steam with explosive force.
look at shoemaker-levy 9
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: howmuch4another
They are going in the same direction how would they split?
originally posted by: Ross 54
The appearance of the comet is remarkable, so unlike the rounded, 'potato-shaped' comet nuclei we have seen before. The latest image from the Rosetta spacecraft, now in orbit of the object, reveals two blocky lobes, connected by a rather narrow 'neck' of somewhat sinuous appearance.
On the smaller of the two lobes, and opposite this connection, is a large crater, about half the diameter of this lobe. Given the low density and apparent fragility of the object, it's hard to understand how it survived this impact, intact. Link to article with latest image of the comet, below: