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NavCam images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta's first orbit

NavCam images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta's first orbit

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ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta's first orbit
A collection of images released by ESA to show Rosetta's view on the comet during its first orbit at an average distance of 100 kilometers. They have been reoriented to align similar features. The top row of images looks down on the comet from the north. The images were taken on August 11, 10, 9, 8, and 12. The bottom row has more oblique views, taken on August 14, 7, 13, and 6.

Here are the individual images, cropped and reoriented so that sunlight comes from the top of the screen. This generally (although not always) orients north roughly up.

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 6, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 6, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 96 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 7, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 7, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 83 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 8, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 8, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 81 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 9, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 9, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 99 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 10, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 10, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 110 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 11, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 11, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 102 kilometers.

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 12, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 12, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 103 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 13, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 13, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 115 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 14, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st orbit, August 14, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 100 kilometers.

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Original image data dated on or about August 15, 2014

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