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NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 7

NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 7

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

This view looks from the smaller of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko’s two lobes (foreground in lower left) over to the larger lobe, which occupies most of the frame and which is dominated by rubble-filled depressions. One, just to the right of centre in the lower part of the image, has a near-circular appearance. It is expected that some circular pits on the comet are associated with the source of activity, perhaps as gas vents from the comet’s porous interior. Whether this is such a feature is yet to be confirmed.

This single-frame NAVCAM image measures 1024 x 1024 pixels. It was captured from a distance of 9.7 km from the centre of the comet (about 7.7 km from the surface) at 06:08 GMT on 25 October 2014. At this distance the image resolution is 82.7 cm/pixel and the size of the images is 847 x 847 m.

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
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