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NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 10

NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km - 10

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

This view focuses on the boulder-strewn neck region of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with the smaller lobe on the left and the larger lobe on the right. Much of the comet’s activity originates from the neck. The scene also shows the contrast between the rugged material in the cliff walls rising up to the smaller lobe and the soft, more ‘textured’ material that characterises the neck and that is also coating the larger lobe in this region.

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 06:22 GMT on 28 October 2014. At this distance, the image resolution is 82.4 cm/pixel and the size of the image is 844 x 844 m.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License. Creative Commons License

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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