Year at a comet, January 2015 - NavCam, enhanced
Rosetta saw in 2015 while orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a distance of around 30 km. This view was taken on 22 January from a distance of 27.9 km from the comet centre and features the small lobe to the left, including the Hathor cliffs, and the smooth boulder-strewn neck Hapi region right of centre. Hints of the comet's large lobe are seen in the foreground.
The image has a scale of 2.4 m/pixel and measures 2.4 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.
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