Comet 67-P Churyumov - Gerasimenko: New photos of odd-shaped comet

The comet-chasing Rosetta space probe has captured a series of photos showing Comet 67-P Churyumov - Gerasimenko.

Although the probe is still about 75-hundred miles away, its special cameras show the comet's unusual shape.

Astronomers say it appears the giant ball of ice has a split nucleus -- unlike any other seen before.

Scientists with the European Space Agency hope to learn much more about the comet as Rosetta gets closer over the coming months.