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Many Rosetta NavCam views of the selected Philae landing site

Many Rosetta NavCam views of the selected Philae landing site

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ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

Many Rosetta NavCam views of the selected Philae landing site
On September 15, 2014, the Rosetta mission announced the selection of a site on the comet's "head" for the landing site for Philae. These six views of the comet show the landing site from different angles and with different solar illumination conditions. The yellow boxes correspond very roughly to the extent of this 3D image of the landing site. You can also view an unannotated version of this photo. The scale bar is 5 kilometers long.

The individual images were taken (left to right, top to bottom): August 20; August 7; August 11; August 5; August 14; and August 17, 2014.

Here are the same six images, cropped to 2-kilometer squares around the proposed landing site.

NavCam views of proposed Philae landing site

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Emily Lakdawalla

NavCam views of proposed Philae landing site

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 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 September 14, 2014

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