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Comet 67P/C-G on 13 June 2015 - NavCam, enhanced

Comet 67P/C-G on 13 June 2015 - NavCam, enhanced


Date: 15 June 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This image was taken by Rosetta's NavCam at 19:38 GMT on 13 June 2015, shortly before Philae's wake-up signal was received. The signals were relayed by the Rosetta orbiter and received at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt at 20:28 GMT.

The image was taken from a distance of 201 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, measures 17.5 km across, and the image scale is 17.1 m/pixel.

The image has been cleaned to remove the more obvious bad pixels and cosmic ray artefacts, and intensities have been scaled. In this version, the image has been enhanced to bring out the details of the comet's activity. The original image is available here.

The comet is orientated with the small lobe towards the right, with the large depression known as Hatmehit visible. Philae is thought to be resting just outside the rim, towards the top right in this image.

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

 
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Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-Aug-2022 04:13 UT

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