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The fact that we can send spacecraft to land on a comet that's approaching our Sun is nothing short of amazing.
I am very aware of the vast cosmic distances in the Universe, but I still find the size of the comet to be mind-boggling.
When you think of a comet, you probably imagine a big boulder floating through space. However, at 2.5 miles across, this is a pretty big object. Of course, I'm speaking in terms of scale to us tiny humans. In a cosmic scale, it's a piece of dust.
To give a better perspective on the size of the comet, Reddit user grouchymcsurly placed a 747 jet into some of the pictures, at the correct scale.