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Comet 67P/C-G on 27 March 2016 - NavCam, enhanced

Date: 01 April 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Rosetta navigation camera (NavCam) image taken on 27 March 2016 at 329 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image measures 28.7 km across and has a scale of about 28 m/pixel.

In this view, the comet is backlit by the Sun, which is only 21 degrees above the line of sight (the phase angle is 159 degrees). A number of background stars are also visible across the image, which has a 5-degrees field of view.

The image has been cleaned to remove the more obvious bad pixels and cosmic ray artefacts, and intensities have been scaled.

This image has been enhanced to bring out the details of the comet's activity. The original image is available here.

More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.

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Last Update: 01 April 2016

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