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Comet 67P/C-G from 1.2 km - OSIRIS NAC

Date: 30 September 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 10:14 UTC from an altitude of about 1.2 km during the spacecraft's final descent on 30 September.

The image scale is about 2.3 cm/pixel and the image measures about 33 m across.

The image shows details near the pit named Deir el-Medina, visible near the centre of the previously published mosaic of NAC images.

In the lower right corner is the bottom of the pit, while the dark band crossing the image diagonally from right to left is the shadow of the pit wall; the terrain above the pit is visible in the upper left corner.

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


Last Update: 03 October 2016

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