Rosetta: Navcam image of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, August 23rd 2014.
Rosetta navigation camera image taken on 23 August 2014 at about 61 km from 4 km-wide comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. From 23 August, Rosetta started taking NAVCAM image sequences as small 2 x 2 rasters, such that roughly one quarter of the comet is seen in the corner of each of the four images, rather than all in just one shot. This is one example of the 512 x 512 pixel ‘corner’ image.
Stardust: Microscopic track of an interstellar dust particle.
The largest interstellar dust track found in the Stardust aerogel collectors was this 35 micron-long hole produced by a 3 picogram speck of dust that was probably traveling so fast that it vaporized upon impact. The other two likely interstellar dust grains were traveling more slowly and remained in
Image Credit: UC Berkeley/Andrew Westphal.
Rosetta: New 3D image of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Peer over cliffs and onto the boulder-strewn ‘neck’ region, marvel at the layers in the exposed cliff face, and ponder the formation of the numerous crater-like depressions in this amazing 3D view of comet 67P/C-G.
The anaglyph image can be viewed using stereoscopic glasses with red–green/blue filters. The two images used to make the anaglyph are also posted separately below. They were taken on 7 August 2014, from a distance of 104 kilometres through the orange filter of the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera. They are separated by 17 minutes and the exposure time is 138 milliseconds.
Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
Ok, get out those 3D glasses for comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This isn’t an ESA image release; one of the very talented people over at UMSF put it together from a couple of OSIRIS and Navcam images. Original image caption:
Stereo image of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One image is original from OSIRIS NAC camera (date 3.8.2014). Second one is synthetic image obtained from OSIRIS and NavCam images. Resolution is 5.3 m/pix.
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/.DASP/IDA/NavCam/