Rosetta and Philae at comet

Rosetta and Philae at comet

Released

15/09/2014 2:14 pm

Copyright

Spacecraft: ESA–J. Huart, 2014; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Description

Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

The image is not to scale; the Rosetta spacecraft measures 32 m across including the solar arrays, while the comet nucleus is thought to be about 4 km wide.

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