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Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City

It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.

comet cork Source: Darren Forde

THIS IS WHAT it would look like if Comet 67P landed (very gently) right in the heart of Cork City.

Local photographer Darren Forde put the image together after being disappointed that the European Space Agency (ESA) super-imposed the comet over many of Europe’s biggest cities, but omitted Ireland.

Forde explains in a blog post that the ‘rubber duck’ shaped comet would easily cover some of the city’s biggest landmarks:

Coming in at approximately 4.1 km wide, the comet would stretch roughly from County Hall to Pairc Uí Chaoimh, dwarfing the Elysian and the famous Shandon bells. Looking like something more from ‘District 9′ than Douglas.

And if you’re more of a Leeside nightowl or stargazer and more used to seeing the city in darkness, Forde also made a composite picture of what our new celestial companion would look like with the city at night.

PastedImage-12997 Source: Darren Forde

Read: The robot that landed on a comet is now stable and talking back to Earth >

Read: TOUCHDOWN! European probe leaves its mothership and lands on comet for first time ever >

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