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CIVA camera 4 view at Abydos

CIVA camera 4 view at Abydos


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

This well-lit image was acquired by Philae's CIVA camera 4 at the final landing site Abydos, on the small lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, on 13 November 2014. The image shows one of the CONSERT antennas in the foreground, which seems to be in contact with the nucleus. The dimensions of the antenna, 5 mm in diameter and 693 mm long, help to provide a scale to the image. The pebble-like features, blocks and cliffs observed in the CIVA images corresponds to what has been seen at larger scales from orbit. A large range of brightness is also seen, perhaps associated with different mineral compositions.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
1-Dec-2021 09:59 UT

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