Asset Publisher

Brightness variations of comet surface - CIVA

Brightness variations of comet surface - CIVA


Date: 30 July 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Cliff at Abydos landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Zooming in to a portion of the fractured cliff face imaged by Philae's CIVA camera 4 reveals brightness variations in the comet's surface properties down to centimetre and millimetre scales. The dominant constituents are very dark conglomerates, likely made of organics. The brighter spots could represent mineral grains, perhaps even pointing to ice-rich materials.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Oct-2021 14:14 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/W3eZ2XA

Also Available As

Related Images

Related Videos

Related Publications

Related Links

Documentation

Further Readings