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Location of the outburst

Location of the outburst


Date: 25 August 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

On 19 February 2016 Rosetta's instruments detected an outburst event from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The source was traced back to a location in the Atum region, on the comet's large lobe, as indicated in this image.

The inset image was taken a few hours after the outburst by Rosetta's NavCam and shows the approximate source location. The image at left was taken on 21 March 2015 and is shown for context, and so there are some differences in shadowing/illumination as a result of the images being acquired at very different times.

For more information see: Rosetta captures comet outburst

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Oct-2021 10:04 UT

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