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Comet 67P/C-G rotation and regions

Date: 19 July 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Left: OSIRIS images showing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in different orientations. Rotation axes have been added; in the middle two panels the rotation axis is almost toward the viewer, that is, providing a north polar view.

Right: the same images with regional boundaries and nomenclature added.

The top image was taken with the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on 5 September 2014; the subsequent three images were taken with the narrow-angle camera on 16, 5 and 16 August, respectively.

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


Last Update: 11 August 2015

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