Thursday, 13 November 2014

First image from a comet!

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It doesn‘t look like much of a photograph, but just think about where it was taken!

This is the amazing first image from the Philae lander as it drops away from the Rosetta spacecraft on its journey to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the most daring robotic space landing everMovie Camera.
    The body of Rosetta is in the upper right-hand corner of the image, with its solar panel stretching into the centre of the frame. The sun peeks in from the left, blanked out at the middle where its brightness overwhelms the camera.

Read more at New Scientist: ‘First image from comet lander as it drops to surface.’

And the Guardian: ‘Rosetta comet landing: everything you need to know.’

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