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Comet 67P/C-G close-up

Comet 67P/C-G close-up


Date: 06 August 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Close-up detail of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded today, 6 August. The image shows the comet's 'head' at the left of the frame, which is casting shadow onto the 'neck' and 'body' to the right.  

The image was taken from a distance of 120 km and the image resolution is 2.2 metres per pixel.

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

More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
17-Jan-2022 08:13 UT

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