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Philae search: Lander candidates

Philae search: Lander candidates


Date: 11 June 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Philae lander candidates in OSIRIS images
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Approximate locations of five lander candidates initially identified in high-resolution OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images taken in December 2014, from a distance of about 20 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The candidates are circled in the close-ups, identifying Philae-sized features approximately 1-2 m across. The contrast has been stretched in some of the images to better reveal the candidates. All but one of these candidates (top left) have subsequently been ruled out of consideration due to constraints including the reconstructed lander trajectory and topography at the landing site. The candidate at top left lies near to the current CONSERT ellipse.

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

Credit: Centre image: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM - CC BY-SA IGO 3.0; insets: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Update 12 June: Note this image has been updated due to an error in the previous version.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
6-Feb-2023 02:31 UT

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