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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.

Here are the individual images:

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 15, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 15, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 91 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 16, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 16, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 93.5 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 17, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 17, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 102 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 18, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 18, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 84 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 19, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 19, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 79 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 20, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 20, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 83 kilometers.
NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 21, 2014

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam view of comet 67P, 1st transfer, August 21, 2014
Taken from a distance of about 69 kilometers.

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Original image data dated on or about August 21, 2014

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