A recent NAVCAM image of Comet 67P-Churyumov Gerasimenko is featured as our ESA Space Science Image of the Week.


Enhanced NAVCAM image of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 13 March 2016, 17 km from the comet nucleus. The scale is 1.5m/pixel and the image measures about 1.5 km across. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Vaguely suggestive of a face immersed in deep thoughts, the image shows the rough landscape of Anuket, a region of rugged terrains on the small comet lobe and declining towards the large lobe, which is located beyond the lower-right corner of the image.

Also visible in this view are Serqet, on the upper left, Ma’at on the lower left, partly cast in shadow, and a hint of Hathor, albeit cast in shadow, in the lower part of the image.

The original NAVCAM image is provided below.