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The Agilkia area on comet 67P/C-G

The Agilkia area on comet 67P/C-G


Date: 10 November 2015
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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The Agilkia area on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The large depression is the Hatmehit region. This image is a composite of five frames from the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera, acquired on 14-15 September 2014. The point where Philae first touched down on 12 November 2014 is indicated in an annotated version of this image.

A detailed description of the features of this region can be found in "Geomorphology and Spectrophotometry of Philae's Landing Site on Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko" by F. La Forgia et al., doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201525983, published in the Astronomy and Astrophysics special issue on Rosetta mission results pre-perihelion.

See also, "The ups and downs of a comet's surface".

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jan-2021 10:17 UT

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