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3D view of Philae's selected landing site

3D view of Philae's selected landing site

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3D view of Philae's selected landing site

On September 15, 2014, the Rosetta mission announced the selection of a landing site for Philae: "Site J," located on the top of the head of the comet. The site was selected because it had relatively few large boulders and steep slopes compared to the other four proposed sites. More formats: Left stereo | Right stereo | Flicker gif

This is a red-blue anaglyph. Use 3D glasses (red over left eye, blue over right) to see it in 3D.

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Original image data dated on or about August 26, 2014

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