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Comet 67P/C-G at perihelion

Comet 67P/C-G at perihelion


Date: 13 August 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image was acquired at 01:04 GMT on 13 August 2015, just one hour before Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reached perihelion – the closest point to the Sun along its 6.5-year orbit. The image was taken around 327 km from the comet. It has a resolution of 28 m/pixel, measures 28.6 km across and was processed to bring out the details of the comet's activity.

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

 
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Last Update: 1 September 2019
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