Asset Publisher

Overhangs and mass wasting in Imhotep on comet 67P/C-G - OSIRIS NAC

Overhangs and mass wasting in Imhotep on comet 67P/C-G - OSIRIS NAC


Date: 20 July 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: See below

Extensive erosion is seen in the Imhotep region on the large lobe of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where consolidated material is exposed. Large numbers of boulders and debris lie at the foot of exposed cliff walls or inside basins, as seen here along one of Imhotep's boundaries.

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
4-Dec-2022 16:14 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/8zKk1jA

Also Available As

Related Videos

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also

Documentation

Further Readings