Cloning argument - Mammoths had a distinctive version of a gene known to play a role in sensing outside temperature, moderating the biology of fat, and regulating hair growth. That bit of DNA likely helped mammoths thrive in cold weather, scientists say.
This OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image shows part of a large fracture running across Comet neck, in particular where it has left Hapi and is extending into Anuket. In this orientation, the Seth region is at the uppermost left and Hapi in the lower left.
The first true color image of comet 67P taken by the Rosetta spacecraft
Until now, all photos of the comet have been in greyscale. According to a research paper that will be presented at the American Geophysical Union's 2014 Fall Meeting, you are looking at its first true color photo, taken with Rosetta's OSIRIS camera.
OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image taken on 2 January when Rosetta was km from Comet The scale is m/pixel.The image shows an edge-on view across the Imhotep region on the comet's large lobe.More details via the OSIRIS Image of the Day website.