Comet landing descent image – 8.9 km

As Rosetta gets closer and closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this beautifully detailed image of the comet surface at 06:53 GMT from an altitude of about 8.9 km.

The image shows a portion of the small comet lobe, with portion of the rough Hathor region (top right) and smoother Ma’at (bottom left).

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Comet 67P/C-G viewed with Rosetta’s OSIRIS NAC on 30 September 2016, 8.9 km from the surface. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The image scale is about 17 cm/pixel and the image measures about 350 m across.

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  • Kamal says:

    Claudia: Glad to have you there, if possible please tell us which region the images are from.

    Regards and thanks, Kamal

  • Kamal says:

    With this and the new 5.8 km image feels more and more like some one has been eating a piece of the chocolate.

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