July 6, 2022

Tour comet 67P in Rosetta’s latest image release

The latest batch of images released from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission shows the brutal gray landscape of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in vivid detail.

ESA posted 1,776 images from Rosetta’s navigation camera on the agency’s website Thursday, adding to a growing catalog of imagery of comet 67P since the probe arrived in August 2014. The photo set includes images taken from Sept. 23 to Nov. 21, a period in which Rosetta approached within 8 kilometers — or 5 miles — from the comet’s craggy nucleus.

Rosetta carries two cameras: A navigation camera primarily used to guide the spacecraft around the vicinity of the comet, and a sharp-eyed science camera used to obtain high-resolution pictures of comet 67P’s rock-ice core.

Access the complete NAVCAM archive on ESA’s website.

Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

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