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Rosetta Self-portrait

Rosetta Self-portrait


Date: 18 June 2004
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: One of Rosseta's solar wings
Copyright: CIVA/Philae Consortium/ESA

ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser has photographed itself in space. The CIVA micro-imager on the Philae lander returned this image as part of its testing in May 2004. The back of a solar panel is seen here, with contours on the panel illuminated by sunlight and surfaces of the spacecraft main body are recognisable at lower right.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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