posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 11:12 AM
Since quite early images of this comet's nucleus, and persisting through the latest one, I've had the impression that the two lobes are both rather
boxy shaped, with some straight edges on one aligned with those on the other. I've looked at a number of images of the nuclei of other comets, but
seen nothing similar to this.
The typical comet nucleus appears to be shaped something like a potato, with all the variability that this implies; some elongated, some more nearly
spherical, but preserving the same sort of general roundedness.
I've been trying to imagine an astrophysical scenario that would produce a comet of roughly rectilinear shape, without much success.