PIA19097: Philae Lander's Setting on Comet, with Cliff-Image Inset
Target Name: Comet
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Rosetta
Spacecraft: Philae Lander
Instrument: CIVA
Product Size: 960 x 720 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, and a nearby cliff photographed by the lander, in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus. The lander is keyed in blue. The inset image near the lander shows the lander's view of a feature at the corresponding location on the landscape. The feature is called "Perihelion Cliff" and the image comes from the lander's CIVA camera.

Rosetta is a European Space Agency mission with contributions from its member states and NASA. Rosetta's Philae lander is provided by a consortium led by the German Aerospace Center, Cologne; Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gottingen; French National Space Agency, Paris; and the Italian Space Agency, Rome. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the U.S. participation in the Rosetta mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

For more information on the U.S. instruments aboard Rosetta, visit http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov.

More information about Rosetta is available at http://www.esa.int/rosetta.

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Image Credit:
Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CNES/FD/CIVA

Image Addition Date:
2014-12-17