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Rosetta blog: CometWatch 18 April

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Posted April 24, 2015

This view of Comet 67P/C-G was taken on 18 April from a distance of 101 km from the comet centre.

Comet 67P/C-G on 18 April 2015 from a distance of 101 km. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Comet 67P/C-G on 18 April 2015 from a distance of 101 km. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The resolution is 9 m/pixel and the image measures 9 km across. The image has been processed to bring out details of the comet’s activity while still maintaining details on the nucleus.

In this orientation we see the comet’s small lobe towards the left, with the rugged cliffs of Hathor standing out.

On the large lobe the transition between Apis and Ash can be seen, the images presented earlier this week providing the context. Once again, Imhotep is cast in shadow, with just a hint of the large lobe’s outline silhouetted against the comet’s background activity.

The original 1024 x 1024 pixel image is provided below:

ESA_Rosetta_NAVCAM_20150418

Source: Rosetta blog

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