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Comet 67P/C-G from 5.7 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 08:21 UTC during the spacecraft's final descent on 30 September.

The image scale is about 11 cm/pixel and the image measures about 225 m across.

Rosetta's target impact region is visible in the lower right portion of the image.

The features in the upper part of the image are also present in the lower part of the previously published Comet landing descent image – 5.8 km.

This image is featured as the last image in the second row of the OSIRIS NAC composite of descent images showing Rosetta's landing site.

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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