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NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 8

NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 8

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

This scene presents a dramatic view across the body of the large lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Along the horizon a relatively broad, raised portion of material appears to be abruptly truncated in the top left. Zooming into either side of the inner portion of the wall suggests the presence of slightly brighter material – perhaps more recently exposed than other sections.. Although cast in shadow, the sides of the raised section shows signs of clear layering, along with fractures cross-cutting in many orientations.

In the foreground, several large angular blocks are seen, some with faces that appear brighter than the surrounding material. In the background, a faint stream of gas and dust can be seen, showing that an active region is nearby.

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 18:08 GMT on 26 October 2014. At this distance, the image resolution is 83.7 cm/pixel and the size of the image is 857 x 857 m.

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Jun-2024 14:41 UT

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