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Active pit

Date: 22 January 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Active pit detected in Seth region of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This is an OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image acquired on 28 August 2014 from a distance of 60 km. The image resolution is 1 m/pixel. Enhancing the contrast (right) reveals fine structures in the shadow of the pit, interpreted as jet-like features rising from the pit.

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA


Last Update: 22 January 2015

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