Posted on 30/09/2016 by Claudia
Comet landing descent image – 1.2 km
Rosetta’s descent continues. Here’s an OSIRIS narrow-angle camera Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured at 10:14 GMT from an altitude of about 1.2 km on 30 September.
The image scale is about 2.3 cm/pixel and the image measures about 33 m across.
In the lower right corner is the bottom of the pit, while the dark band crossing the image diagonally from right to left is the shadow of the pit wall; the terrain above the pit is visible in the upper left corner.
Note: details added to this post on 2 October.