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NavCam view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 3, 2014
Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, amateur image processing, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, global views
Rosetta took this photo of the comet from a distance of only 300 kilometers away. The original image had a resolution of 25.6 meters per pixel. It has been cleaned of artifacts and enlarged by a factor of 3. The long axis of the comet in this image measures 5 kilometers in this image.
ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla
Here is the image at its original resolution.
Original image data dated on or about August 3, 2014.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla
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