Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rosetta Update: Even Spacecraft Take Selfies...

Just thought I'd share this amazing new picture that Europe's Rosetta spacecraft took as it continues to orbit comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This is the second time that the spacecraft took a photo of itself (actually, the images were taken by the Philae lander...which will be deployed by Rosetta and touch down onto the surface of the comet's nucleus sometime in November)...with the first selfie being taken above Mars back in 2007. Amazing stuff.

On September 7, 2014, this image was taken by the Philae lander that's currently attached to the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. Philae will be deployed by Rosetta and land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko's nucleus in November.
ESA / Rosetta / Philae / CIVA

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