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MIDAS dust particles A, B and C from comet 67P/C-G

MIDAS dust particles A, B and C from comet 67P/C-G


Date: 31 August 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Atomic force microscope topographic images of dust particles from comet 67P/C-G
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/IWF for the MIDAS team IWF/ESA/LATMOS/Universiteit Leiden/Universität Wien

Atomic force microscope topographic images of MIDAS particles A, B, and C. (a) Overview image with a pixel resolution of 312 nm and a colour scale representing height. (b) Sub-units (grains) of the individual particles detected at the resolution of the instrument are outlined. (c) 3D images of particles A and C with two times height exaggeration to aid visualisation. Particles A and C comprise tightly packed 'compact' grains, while B appears to be a single grain.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
10-Jul-2020 01:19 UT

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