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Accumulation basin in Imhotep on comet 67P/C-G - OSIRIS NAC

Accumulation basin in Imhotep on comet 67P/C-G - OSIRIS NAC


Date: 20 July 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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An interesting 'accumulation basin' in the Imhotep region on the large lobe of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Accumulation basins are defined as areas where fine material and boulders seem to accumulate preferentially. The basin shown here is extensively fractured, with terracing seen to the top right of the image.

The image was taken with Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image on 5 September 2014 from a distance of 43 km to the comet centre. The image scale is 80 cm/pixel.

For a map showing this image in context see here.

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

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Oct-2021 10:07 UT

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