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Comet cliff in 3D

Comet cliff in 3D


Date: 20 March 2017
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Anaglyph view looking across rugged terrain on to the Aswan cliff top and plateau in the Seth region of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Two large boulders can be seen close to the cliff edge where the collapse eventually occurred on 10 July 2015 (the image shown here was taken on 19 September 2014). The cliff face is in shadow.

Anaglyph images like these were prepared to help evaluate the volume of overhang that detached. The images are best viewed using red–green/blue 3D glasses.

The image was taken by Rosetta's OSIRIS camera, approximately 26 km from the surface of the comet. The image scale is 0.5 m/pixel.

More information: Collapsing cliff reveals comet's interior

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Nov-2021 16:04 UT

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