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NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 2

NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 2

Date: 10 November 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This dramatic view along the horizon highlights several relatively smooth, flat-topped plateaus that stand above the rugged surface on the larger lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. But their flat tops betray the scars of the walls just below, extensively criss-crossed with fracture-like features. At their bases lies plentiful rubble, perhaps once originating from the cliff faces, having crumbled away under the erosive forces at work on the comet.

This single-frame NAVCAM image measures 1024 x 1024 pixels. It was captured from a distance of 9.8 km from the centre of the comet (about 7.8 km from the surface) at 06:08 GMT on 21 October 2014. At this distance the image resolution is 83.9 cm/pixel and the size of the image is 859 x 859 m.

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
27-May-2024 20:12 UT

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