Space probe spots ‘Stonehenge’ standing stones on passing comet

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Cameras on the Rosetta space probe have spotted what appears to be a huge Stonehenge-style circle of ‘standing stones’ – on the surface of a comet.

‘One of the largest – Cheops – measures approximately 45 metres in size and sits in the middle of the smooth part of Imhotep on the underside of the comet’s large lobe. In other regions, it is more common to see rubble piles comprising hundreds of boulders.’

The scientists hope that further detailed imaging of the rocks and other formations on the comet’s surface will reveal more information.