Image: Rosetta mission selfie at comet

Rosetta mission selfie at comet
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Using the CIVA camera on Rosetta's Philae lander, the spacecraft have snapped a 'selfie' at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

The image was taken on 7 September from a distance of about 50 km from the comet, and captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta's 14 m-long solar wings, with 67P/C-G in the background.

Two images with different exposure times were combined to bring out the faint details in this very high contrast situation.


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