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Comet 67P/C-G from 11.7 km - OSIRIS NAC

Comet 67P/C-G from 11.7 km - OSIRIS NAC


Date: 30 September 2016
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 05:25 UTC from an altitude of about 11.7 km during the spacecraft's final descent on 30 September.

The image scale is about 22 cm/pixel and the image measures about 450 m across.

With dramatic shadows, the image shows the comet's 'neck' region, with the smooth terrains of Hapi on the right and the rougher Hathor on the left.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Nov-2021 15:14 UT

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