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Philae's primary landing site in context

Philae's primary landing site in context


Date: 15 September 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
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Context image showing the location of the primary landing site for Rosetta's lander Philae.

Site J is located on the head of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. An inset showing a close up of the landing site is also shown. The inset image was taken by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 20 August 2014 from a distance of about 67 km. The image scale is 1.2 metres/pixel. The background image was taken on 16 August from a distance of about 100 km. The comet nucleus is about 4 km across.

The primary landing site was chosen from five candidates during the Landing Site Selection Group meeting held on 13–14 September 2014.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Nov-2019 05:38 UT

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