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The boulders of Hapi

The boulders of Hapi

ESA / Rosetta / NavCam / Thomas Appéré

The boulders of Hapi
The Hapi region corresponds to the "neck" of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Boulders scattered on this smooth region cast long shadows. Their size ranges from 1 meter to tens of meters. This photo was taken by the NavCam camera of Rosetta during a close flyby on 28 March 2015 from a distance of 16.6 km. The resolution is 1.4 m per pixel.

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: Thomas Appéré

Original image data dated on or about March 28, 2015

Explore related images: Rosetta and Philae, BMSIL, pretty pictures, comets, data art (was amateur image processing), comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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