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First touchdown close-up

First touchdown close-up


Date: 14 September 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
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This image, showing an OSIRIS narrow-angle image taken from a distance of 30 km on 14 September 2014 (prior to landing), marks the first touchdown point of the Philae lander. The signal confirming landing arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET). It is thought that Philae bounced twice before settling on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander has not yet been identified and images are still to be downloaded from the Rosetta spacecraft for further analysis.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Last Update: 1 September 2019
1-Dec-2021 06:23 UT

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