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Philae best fit search ellipse

Date: 30 July 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Philae best fit search ellipse
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CONSERT

Based on the most recent calculations using CONSERT data and detailed comet shape models, Philae's location has been revised to an area covering 34 × 21 m. The best fit area is marked in red, a good fit is marked in yellow, with areas on the white strip corresponding to previous estimates now discounted. One lander candidate proposed previously in the vicinity lies 62 m from the red marked area of the new CONSERT region, suggesting this is no longer a viable candidate.


Last Update: 30 July 2015

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