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Color portrait of 67P

Color portrait of 67P

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ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA / Daniel Macháček

Color portrait of 67P
Rosetta took the photos for this portrait of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6, 2014, from a distance of 115 kilometers, with its OSIRIS science camera. When fully enlarged, it has a resolution of just 2.2 meters per pixel. There is very little color variation across the surface, but the "neck" region is slightly bluer than the two lobes.

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: Daniel Macháček

Original image data dated on or about August 6, 2014

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