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Rosetta's final NavCam image

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

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Rosetta's final NavCam image After firing its rockets to send the spacecraft on an impact trajectory, Rosetta captured five NavCam images to help navigators predict its final path. This is the final NavCam image of the mission. Taken on 30 September 2016 at 00:59 UTC, when Rosetta was 17.4 km from the center of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, about 15.4 km from the surface. The scale at the surface is about 1.5 m/pixel and the image measures about 1.5 km across.

ESA / Rosetta / NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Original image data dated on or about September 30, 2016.

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


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