Rosetta Sees Its Shadow on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

March 4, 2015 2:14 PM

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New images from the OSIRIS camera on European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe taken during the close flyby on February 14, 2015, reveal the surface of the comet in unprecedented detail and show the shadow of the spacecraft.

Close view of a 228 x 228 m region on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken 6 km above the surface. Rosetta’s fuzzy shadow, measuring about 20 x 50 m, is seen on the right of the image. Image credit: ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA.

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