Comet panoramic – lander orientation

Comet panoramic – lander orientation

Released

13/11/2014 4:12 pm

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ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Description

Rosetta’s lander Philae has returned the first panoramic image from the surface of a comet. The view, unprocessed, as it has been captured by the CIVA-P imaging system, shows a 360º view around the point of final touchdown. The three feet of Philae’s landing gear can be seen in some of the frames.

 Superimposed on top of the image is a sketch of the Philae lander in the configuration the lander team currently believe it is in.  

Confirmation of Philae’s touchdown on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT/17:03 CET on 12 November.

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