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Comet 67P/C-G on 20 September 2016 from 1.8 km - OSIRIS NAC

Comet 67P/C-G on 20 September 2016 from 1.8 km - OSIRIS NAC


Date: 21 June 2018
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA – CC BY-SA 4.0

A large boulder sitting in a dusty region in the Hatmehit region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's small lobe.

The spacecraft's trajectory around the comet changed progressively during the final two months, bringing it closer and closer to the comet at its nearest point along elliptical orbits.

The image was taken on 20 September 2016 by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera from a distance of 1.8 km from the comet surface, on the spacecraft's fifteenth ellipse. The image resolution is just under 3.5 cm/pixel at the centre of the image.

 
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Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Jun-2021 21:33 UT

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