Double Comet

Comet_67P_Churyumov-GerasimenkoWhen I saw this development–the target of the space probe Rosetta is a double comet–I wondered if this will make landing the probe more difficult. Then I thought about this celestial body, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Will one lobe get named Churyumov and the other Gerasimenko?

Svetlana Ivanova Gerasimenko took the photograph, above. Klim Ivanovych Churyumov found the comet on the 1969 picture.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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