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3-D models of comet 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko's nucleus

3-D models of comet 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko's nucleus

Date: 05 September 2003
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: NASA, European Space Agency and Philippe Lamy (Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale, France)

The Hubble Space Telescope measured the size, shape and rotational period of the Rosetta mission's target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G). The telescope's observations, taken in March 2003, revealed that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) is approximately five-by-three kilometres, and shaped like a rugby ball.

This photo shows 3D models of comet 67P/C-G's nucleus: pole (top right), side (bottom left), and end view (bottom right).

Images of the comet taken by the scientific (OSIRIS) and operations (NavCam) cameras on Rosetta can be found here.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-May-2021 22:54 UT

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