CometWatch 15 June

Today's CometWatch entry is a single frame NAVCAM image taken on 15 June, when Rosetta was 207 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The resolution is 17.7 m/pixel and the image measures 18.1 km across.

Processed NAVCAM image of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 15 June 2015. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Processed NAVCAM image of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 15 June 2015. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The image is processed to bring out the details of the comet’s activity and to highlight the shadows and silhouettes of its two lobes, which in this orientation shows the small lobe to the left and the large lobe to the right.

The original 1024 x 1024 pixel image is provided below:

ESA_ROSETTA_NAVCAM_20150615

Comments

3 Comments

  • Kamal says:

    Looks like a spear has been hurled out from Hatmehit.

  • Kamal says:

    Emily: I guess the region on the small lobe to the left is Bastet and the region to the right is Maat. Also, if the mapping is already done, would be nice to have some new names and a region map for the "back" side of 67p.

  • Dave says:

    Like the spear Kamal.

    Also looks like it's wearing a multi pronged crown.

    Very regal

    Regards

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