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Views of the Rosetta landing site (high sun)
Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, comets, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Two views of the prospective Rosetta landing site in the Ma'at region of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with the wide-angle (right) and narrow-angle (left) OSIRIS cameras taken on August 30, 2014. The relatively high angle of the Sun allows a view into the bottoms of two prominent pits, each about 100 meters across, one of them shallower than the other. The shallower one has debris on its floor; this is Deir el-Medina. The planned landing site is to the upper left of Deir el-Medina in this view.
ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA / Emily Lakdawalla
Original image data dated on or about August 30, 2014.
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