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A challenging environment

Date: 30 June 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Rosetta faces a dusty environment like this every day at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

The image was taken by the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 1 June 2016, when Rosetta was 20 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The scale is 0.36 m/pixel at the comet.

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


Last Update: 30 June 2016

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