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First comet panoramic image

Date: 13 November 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Location: Surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Rosetta’s lander Philae has returned the first panoramic image from the surface of a comet. The view, unprocessed, as it has been captured by the CIVA-P imaging system, shows a 360° view around the point of final touchdown. The three feet of Philae’s landing gear can be seen in some of the frames.

Confirmation of Philae’s touchdown on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT/17:03 CET on 12 November.


Last Update: 15 November 2014

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