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Year at a comet, October 2014 - NavCam, enhanced

Year at a comet, October 2014 - NavCam, enhanced

Date: 06 August 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

During October 2014, Rosetta orbited comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at distances down to 10 km from the comet centre – as close as 8 km from its surface.

This image was acquired on 7 October at a distance of 18.3 km from the comet centre and provides an oblique view of the Imhotep region on the underside of the comet. The image scale is 1.6 m/pixel and the image measures 1.6 km across.

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

This image is one of 12 featured in our "Year at a comet" image collection and has not been previously published.

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

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License. Creative Commons License

Last Update: 1 September 2019
6-Feb-2023 19:18 UT

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