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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".


Last Update: 1 September 2019
16-Apr-2024 16:49 UT

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