Comet 67 P from Rosetta before landing

comet-67p-29-september-2016-from-rosettaThis is comet 67 P taken fromĀ ESA’sĀ Rosetta probe from 14 miles above the surface as Rosetta was approaching the comet to land on its surface. This occurred about 7:20 am (EDT) this morning. Rosetta continued taking pictures until it touched down. As it got closer, the resolution showed remarkable detail (see below). Each pixel covered 10 cm of area. The mission was a success.


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