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NavCam images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta's transfer from 100- to 60-kilometer orbit

NavCam images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta's transfer from 100- to 60-kilometer orbit

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NavCam images of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta's transfer from 100- to 60-kilometer orbit
A collection of images released by ESA to show Rosetta's view on the comet as it transitioned from its initial 100-kilometer orbit to one that will have an average distance of 60 kilometers. They have been reoriented so that the Sun appears to be coming from the top of the image. The images were taken on August 15-18 (top row) and 19-21 (bottom row). They were taken from distances of 91, 93.5, 102, 84, 79, 83, and 69 kilometers, respectively.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 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 21, 2014

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