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Extreme close-up on Imhotep

Extreme close-up on Imhotep

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ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Elisabetta Bonora / Marco Faccin

Extreme close-up on Imhotep
This four-image mosaic of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is made of images taken February 14 at 14:15 UTC at a distance of 8.9 kilometers from the surface. The mosaic measures about 1.35 kilometers on a side; it has been rotated here to make the apparent horizon horizontal. The image focuses on the stunning features of the Imhotep region, on the comet’s large lobe.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Elisabetta Bonora & Marco Faccin

Original image data dated on or about February 14, 2015

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