Illustration for article titled Images Show Size Of Philaes Comet By Dropping It On Europes Cities

We've already seen how Comet 67P, current home to the Philae Lander, compares in size to a Star Destroyer, but how does it compare to Earth's own cities? The European Space Agency helpfully improves our understanding of the comet by placing it over satellite photos of various European cities?

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The New York Times' science section tweeted this image of 67P over Manhattan:

And the ESA did a few better, releasing a series of images juxtaposing the comet with cities across Europe:

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Comet Over Cities in Europe [ESA Rosetta Blog via FastCo Design]

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