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Rosetta mission selfie at 16 km

Rosetta mission selfie at 16 km


Date: 14 October 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 from a distance of about 16 km from the surface of the comet. The image was taken on 7 October and captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta's 14 m-long solar wings, with 67P/C-G in the background.

Two images with different exposure times were combined to bring out the faint details in this very high contrast situation. The active 'neck' region of 67P/C-G is clearly visible, with streams of dust and gas extending away from the comet.

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Apr-2021 02:42 UT

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