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Rosetta mission selfie at comet 67P/C-G

Rosetta mission selfie at comet 67P/C-G


Date: 10 September 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and Rosetta
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Using the CIVA camera on Rosetta's Philae lander, the spacecraft have snapped a 'selfie' at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken on 7 September 2014 from a distance of about 50 km from the comet, and captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta's 14 m-long solar wings, with the comet in the background. Two images with different exposure times were combined to bring out the faint details in this very high contrast situation.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Last Update: 1 September 2019
4-Dec-2021 13:20 UT

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