This sequence of 12 images, taken by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 14 February 2015, between 12:38 and 12:41 UTC, captures the spacecraft's shadow against the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The images were taken about six kilometres above the comet's surface, and the image resolution is just 11 cm/pixel. The image frames are about 228 m across. Rosetta's fuzzy shadow, measuring approximately 20 × 50 metres, is seen at the bottom of the images.
The 12 images are featured in today's data release, which includes over 3500 OSIRIS images taken in the period 20 December 2014 – 10 March 2015.
For more information see the two blog posts:
|28 June 2016||OSIRIS data release – including "shadow" flyby|
|03 March 2015||Comet flyby: OSIRIS catches glimpse of Rosetta's shadow|
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA