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Philae CIVA portrait of Rosetta's solar panels, April 14, 2014
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During Rosetta's post-hibernation instrument commissioning phase, the CIVA cameras on the Philae lander were powered on and commanded to take photos. From their position on the lander, they saw sunlight glinting off of edges in Rosetta's two solar panels.
ESA Rosetta / Philae / CIVA / via CNES / processed by Emily Lakdawalla
Source: image from CNES website. Image has been cropped and levels have been adjusted to suppress JPEG compression artifacts.
Compare to this CIVA photo taken during the Mars flyby.
Original image data dated on or about April 14, 2014.
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