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Philae ROLIS view of the comet landing site from 3km

Philae ROLIS view of the comet landing site from 3km

Date: 12 November 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR

The image shows comet 67P/CG acquired by the ROLIS instrument on the Philae lander during descent on Nov 12, 2014 14:38:41 UT from a distance of approximately 3 km from the surface. The landing site is imaged with a resolution of about 3m per pixel.

The ROLIS instrument is a down-looking imager that acquires images during the descent and doubles as a multispectral close-up camera after the landing. The aim of the ROLIS experiment is to study the texture and microstructure of the comet's surface.

In the upper right corner a segment of the Philae landing gear is visible.

ROLIS (ROsetta Lander Imaging System) is a descent and close-up camera on the Philae Lander. It has been developed by the DLR Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
19-May-2024 20:47 UT

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