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Primary and backup landing sites for Philae (spinning shape model)

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

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Primary and backup landing sites for Philae (spinning shape model) This 3D model of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko was derived from OSIRIS image data. It is color-coded according to how much sunlight reaches the surface, where red is continuously illuminated, yellow is intermediate, and blue is often shaded. Site J, on the "head" of the comet, is the primary selected landing site, and Site C is a backup.

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

Original image data dated on or about September 14, 2014.

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