Posted on 30/09/2016 by Claudia
Comet landing descent image – 11.7 km
During Rosetta’s final descent, which is currently undergoing, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 05:25 GMT from an altitude of about 11.7 km.
With dramatic shadows, the image shows the comet’s ‘neck’ region, with the smooth terrains of Hapi on the right and the rougher Hathor on the left.
The image scale is about 22 cm/pixel and the image measures about 450 m across.