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Comet landing descent image – 51 m

30 Sep 2016, 12:05 UTC
Comet landing descent image – 51 m
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This is Rosetta's last image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken shortly before impact, only 51 m above the surface.
Close-up view of the surface of Comet 67P/C-G imaged with the OSIRIS wide-angle camera, shortly before Rosetta's final impact on the comet. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
The image was taken with the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on 30 September 2016. The image scale is about 5 mm/pixel and the image measures about 2.4 m across.

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