Thursday, December 18, 2014

Perihelion Cliff

From the location where it came to rest after bounces, the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission captured this view of a cliff on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The feature is called "Perihelion Cliff." The image is from the lander's CIVA camera.

Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Note: For more information, see
* PIA19094: Comet Lander's View During First Bounce
* PIA19096: Philae Lander's Setting on Comet's Surface
* PIA19097: Philae Lander's Setting on Comet, with Cliff-Image Inset
* Rosetta Orbiter to Swoop Down On Comet in February
* Rosetta to Swoop Down on Comet in February

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