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NavCam view of Philae landing site, September 21, 2014

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

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NavCam view of Philae landing site, September 21, 2014 Rosetta captured this image of the top of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko's "head" -- including the prime landing site for Philae -- on September 21 from a distance of 27.8 kilometers from the center of the comet. The image covers a region about 2 kilometers square. The proposed landing site is at top center.

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam

Original image data dated on or about September 21, 2014.

Some ESA images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO license, as explained here.


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