Rosetta blog: CometWatch 7 June

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While a Rosetta and Philae teams are bustling formulation a subsequent activities for a booster and lander, CometWatch continues with a new perspective of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko prisoner on 7 Jun 2015, several days before Philae’s wake-up call was received. This singular support NAVCAM image, taken during a stretch of 203 km from a comet, has a fortitude of 17.3 m/pixel and measures 17.8 km across.


Single support NAVCAM picture of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 7 Jun 2015 from a stretch of 203 km to a comet centre. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The comet appears with a incomparable lobe up, a ‘underside’ gloriously illuminated. Familiar facilities of a Imhotep segment are manifest during a centre, as good as tools of Ash towards a tip left. The elongated basin of Aten is partly expel in shade and lies to to a reduce left, with tools of Khepry to a right.

The picture was processed to move out a comet’s activity, display a crowd of jets – generally in a top partial of a picture – though also a altogether heat around a nucleus. Below a incomparable lobe, a beautifully defined conformation of a comet’s neck and smaller lobe stands out opposite a disband element in a coma of 67P/C-G.

Another NAVCAM picture of a comet, taken by Rosetta shortly before receiving Philae’s vigilance on 13 Jun 2015, was published on Monday, alongside a standing refurbish on a operational aspects after a lander’s ancestral wake-up. A press lecture with members of a Rosetta and Philae group took place this morning during 09:30 CEST during a International Paris Air and Space Show, Le Bourget, and a replay will be accessible soon.

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


Source: Rosetta blog