ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA; ESA / Rosetta / NavCam
A close-up on the Philae lander, wedged into a crevice on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with context images from OSIRIS and Navcam. Nearly two years after landing, this image provided the first definitive information on the landing location. The image of the lander was taken September 2, 2016; a Navcam image taken April 16, 2015 (top right) shows global context.
Many features on the lander are clearly visible.
Philae lander parts, labeled
ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA
Philae found! (Detail)
This image has been enlarged by a factor of 5 using nearest neighbor subsampling to preserve the original pixels. Each pixel is about 5 centimeters across.
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Original image data dated on or about September 2, 2016