Rosetta blog: CometWatch 30 August

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Today’s CometWatch entrance was taken by Rosetta’s NAVCAM on 30 Aug 2015, about 404 km from a nucleus.


Cropped and processed singular support NAVCAM picture of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 30 Aug 2015, 404 km from a comet centre. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The scale is 34.4 m/pixel; a picture was cropped and measures 18.9 km across. The contrariety was somewhat increasing to exhibit a comet’s activity as good as aspect sum on a nucleus. The uncropped, strange image, that measures 35.3 km across, is supposing below. You can widen a contrariety even serve to see a full border of a activity.

Like final Friday’s CometWatch entry, this picture shows a southern hemisphere of 67P/C-G, that came into perspective in a past few months as a brief southern summer started on a comet.

In this orientation, a tiny comet lobe is on a right and a vast lobe on a left. The recently identified regions Wosret and Sobek are manifest on a tiny lobe and on a comet’s ‘neck’, respectively.

On a vast lobe, partial of a newly named segment Khonsu is visible, heading to Imhotep towards a left edge; on a top left, tools of a Ash segment can be seen, and on a reduce left, tools of Khepry.

You can find a informal map here, to assistance find your approach around a southern hemisphere of a comet.

The strange 1024 x 1024 picture of today’s CometWatch is supposing below:


Source: Rosetta blog