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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Before & after: Different exposure settings expose comet jets

Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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Before & after: Different exposure settings expose comet jets
Before & after: Different exposure settings expose comet jets
 
Two views of comet 67P taken by the OSIRIS Wide-Angle Camera with different exposure settings reveal the surface (with an exposure of less than a second) and the jets (18.45-second exposure). Notice also the features in the shadowed areas of 67P that are lit by sunlight reflected off of sunlit surfaces. The two photos were taken on October 20, 2014.

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

Here is a high-resolution look at the short-exposure image.

Original image data dated on or about October 20, 2014.

Most ESA images can be reused for noncommercial purposes as long as they are properly credited. For more information and other uses, read ESA's copyright notice.

 

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