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Philae afloat

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Philae afloat Rosetta captured this photo with its OSIRIS camera at 15:18 on November 12, 2014, 45 minutes before Philae's touchdown on the surface. The tiny lander is visible as a triple cluster of bright pixels below and to the right of the image center.

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

Original image data dated on or about November 12, 2014.

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