A close-up of 67P/Churyu­mov-Gerasi­menko

A close-up of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
A close-up of 67P/Churyu­mov-Gerasi­menko
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

A close-up of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This im­age of Comet 67P/Churyu­mov-Gerasi­menko was ac­quired from a dis­tance of just eight kilo­me­tres. The OSIRIS (Op­ti­cal, Spec­tro­scop­ic, and In­frared Re­mote Imag­ing Sys­tem) cam­era im­aged an area lo­cat­ed on the comet’s ‘head’. The res­o­lu­tion is ap­prox­i­mate­ly 15 cen­time­tres per pix­el.

This image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was acquired from a distance of just eight kilometres. The OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) camera imaged an area located on the comet’s ‘head’. The resolution is approximately 15 centimetres per pixel.

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