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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

ROLIS' first image of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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

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ROLIS' first image of Churyumov-Gerasimenko The ROLIS descent imager on the Philae lander took no photos for more than 10 years until shortly before Philae landed on the comet on November 12, 2014. This photo was taken from an altitude of 3 kilometers, at 14:38 UT, and demonstrated that Philae was on target for its selected landing site, Agilkia. A strut for one of the lander legs crosses the screen at upper right.

ESA / Rosetta / Philae / ROLIS / DLR

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

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