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Today we’re sharing an image released by the European Space Agency (ESA) of the shadow of the Rosetta spacecraft on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured the image just 6km from the comet’s surface on 14 February.
Rosetta’s shadow, the ESA said, measures roughly 20 metres x 50 metres.
The image reveals details of the rocky surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in unprecedented detail, the ESA added, in particular “a mesh of steep slopes” that separate smooth-looking terrains from a more craggy area.
Here is the photo in its entirety:
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