Comet 67P/C-G NavCam animation 19 November – 3 December 2014
This animation comprises 24 montages based on images acquired by the navigation camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between 19 November and 3 December 2014.
Each montage comprises four individual images taken over a 20-minute period, either around 11:00 GMT (12:00 CET) or 23:00 GMT (0:00 Next Day CET). The montages are shown in reverse chronological order, starting from the four images taken on 2 December, then showing those from the previous day, and so on, until the second-last montage in the sequence, which comprises images taken on 19 November; the last montage is from 3 December.
During this period, Rosetta completed an almost full revolution at 30 km from the comet. These images were selected in such a way that their sequence appears to be continuous, a combined effect of Rosetta's motion with respect to the comet and the comet’s own rotation (every 12.4 hours).
More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.
This animation is also available in .mp4 and .mov format from this page.
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