Rosetta blog: CometWatch 9 October

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This picture of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by Rosetta’s NAVCAM on 9 Oct from a stretch of 579 km.

The picture scale is 49.4 m/pixel and a picture measures 50.5 km across. The contrariety is increasing to improved see a comet’s activity, with several graphic active regions clearly visible.

Single support extended NAVCAM picture of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 9 Oct 2015. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Single support extended NAVCAM picture of Comet 67P/C-G taken on 9 Oct 2015. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

In this course a comet’s tiny lobe is in a background, with essentially a Anuket segment visible, and a vast lobe is in a forehead with tools of Atum, Anubis and Khonsu visible.

Rosetta is now on a lapse leg of a 1500 km distant outing to investigate a wider coma and plasma sourroundings from afar, and is scheduled to strech a stretch of 450 km from a comet by tomorrow (Saturday).

 

The strange 1024 x 1024 pixel picture is supposing below.

ESA_Rosetta_NAVCAM_20151009

Source: Rosetta blog