Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rosetta and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (7 September 2014) by Philae

Using the CIVA camera on Rosetta’s Philae lander, the spacecraft have snapped a ‘selfie’ at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The image was taken on 7 September from a distance of about 50 km from the comet, and captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta’s 14 m-long solar wings, with 67P/C-G in the background. Two images with different exposure times were combined to bring out the faint details in this very high contrast situation.

Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

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