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Navcam views of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, August 4-6, 2014

Navcam views of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, August 4-6, 2014

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ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

Navcam views of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, August 4-6, 2014
This composite of Navcam images captures slightly more than two full rotations of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko during Rosetta's final approach to its August 6, 2014 arrival. The comet rotates once every 12.4 hours. The images were taken from a longer animation; in the first four rows, the frames were probably taken an hour apart.

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

Original image data dated on or about August 6, 2014

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