The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on June 4, 2014
Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Cometary activity subsided on Rosetta's target comet as the spacecraft approached. This photo was taken from a distance of 430,000 kilometers with an exposure time of 67 seconds.
ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA
The photo has been enlarged by a factor of two with nearest-neighbor sampling to preserve the appearance of pixels.
The photo is cropped from this larger view.
Original image data dated on or about June 4, 2014.
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