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Philae close-up

Date: 05 September 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Philae
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Close-up of the Philae lander, imaged by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 2 September 2016 from a distance of 2.7 km. The image scale is about 5 cm/pixel. Philae's 1 m-wide body and two of its three legs can be seen extended from the body. The images also provide proof of Philae's orientation.

The image is a zoom from a wider-scene, and has been interpolated.

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


Last Update: 05 September 2016

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