Posted on 15/04/2015 by emily
CometWatch 12 April
Today’s CometWatch entry was taken by Rosetta’s Navigation camera on 12 April from a distance of 146.8 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image scale is 13m/pixel and has been processed to bring out the details of the comet’s activity. It is cropped to 10.3 km (the original frame, provided at the end of the post, measures 13 km across).
In this orientation the comet’s small lobe is to the left and the large lobe is to the right. The large lobe includes an oblique view across Imhotep. The raised section on the top left side of the large lobe is at the boundary of Aten and Babi.