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Southern comet

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

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Southern comet In early 2016, Rosetta was able to map some of the comet's southern hemisphere that had been in darkness before the comet's aphelion. The familiar smooth ‘neck’ region defining Hapi is seen close to the top of the image with small portions of Seth, Anubis and Atum to the top left. In the foreground, ‘below’ Hapi, Geb dominates, with a portion of Bes to the left. On the neck, Geb transitions into Sobek, before encountering Neith and then Wosret to the far right. OSIRIS narrow-angle camera image taken on January 30, 2016, when Rosetta was 61.8 kilometers from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The scale is 1.11 m/pixel.

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

Original image data dated on or about January 30, 2016.

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