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Comet 67P/C-G on 15 April 2015 (11:55 UTC) - NavCam, enhanced

Comet 67P/C-G on 15 April 2015 (11:55 UTC) - NavCam, enhanced

Date: 22 April 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Rosetta navigation camera (NavCam) image taken on 15 April 2015 at 162 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image measures 14.1 km across and has a scale of about 14 m/pixel.

The image has been cleaned to remove the more obvious bad pixels and cosmic ray artefacts, and intensities have been scaled.

This image has been enhanced to bring out the details of the comet's activity. The original image is available here.

A second image, captured around 13 hours later on 16 April, helps to understand what the comet's orientation is in this image. The slight difference in viewing geometry and illumination reveals the base of the comet's larger lobe is seen face on, and most of it is in shadow in this view above. A hint of the smaller lobe can also be made out in the distance, on the right.

More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Mar-2024 17:01 UT

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