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Philae search: Zooming in on a promising candidate

Philae search: Zooming in on a promising candidate

Date: 11 June 2015
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This movie shows a zoom into a 13 December 2014 OSIRIS narrow-angle camera (NAC) image taken from a distance of about 20 km from the centre of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. A large number of bright spots are seen: as only one (at most) of them could be Philae, the majority must be associated with surface features on the comet nucleus. The movie ends on a promising candidate located just outside the CONSERT error ellipse (marked): this candidate was not seen in 22 October 2014 images, but appears in images taken on both 12 and 13 December 2014.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-May-2022 22:40 UT

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