The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
The boulders of Hapi
Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, amateur image processing, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The Hapi region corresponds to the "neck" of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Boulders scattered on this smooth region cast long shadows. Their size ranges from 1 meter to tens of meters. This photo was taken by the NavCam camera of Rosetta during a close flyby on 28 March 2015 from a distance of 16.6 km. The resolution is 1.4 m per pixel.
ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Thomas Appéré
Original image data dated on or about March 28, 2015.
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