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Gorgeous new images of 67P from ROSETTA…

I was hoping desperately for ESA to release a new picture of Comet 67P today, seeing as it’s been a week since the last one was released into the wild, so it was a delight to find not one but *two* new ROSETTA images on the ESA ROSETTA blog when I checked earlier, one taken on the 21st and the other on the 24th of September!

http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/09/26/cometwatch-21-24-september/

Here they are…

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Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

I particularly like the second one there because of the way the dramatic lighting angle casts long, long shadows, highlighting features and details on the comet’s surface, some of which I’ve picked out here…

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Huge thanks to the ESA team for releasing these images, as ever. Here’s hoping that we see some new OSIRIS images soon, too. They must be showing jaw-dropping amounts of detail by now…

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2 Responses

  1. […] am 24. September aus 28.5 und am 21. September aus 27.8 km Entfernung, wobei die mittlere der drei NavCam-Aufnahmen das Landegebiet J zeigt. Nach dem Lande-Zeitplan (mehr und mehr) beginnt der Abstieg um 9:35 MEZ […]

  2. A sample how ESA handles questions

    Here is an enthusiast who has probably found
    the most exiting feature of the whole comet
    (The Visible Crack in The Neck of C-G / 67P)

    Issakainen asks:
    Hi there! You have a wonderful project going on!
    A small observation:
    In the Navcam image of Sept 19, near the borders of the four partial images,
    is a thin line which looks as if the comet could start cracking in two pieces.
    Could you please comment how do you interpret this line? Thanks!
    J. Issakainen, Biologist, Finland ( 21/09/2014 at 14:19 )

    .found on: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/editors/Jouni
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    This is how ESA reacts

    THE BLOG MODERATOR “Science Blog Editor,ESA”
    Emily *Baldwin
    (21/09/2014 at 18:31)

    Hi Jouni, please write your comments and questions on the relevant post, thanks!
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    AND *Baldwin IS THE EDITOR of the ‘relevant post’ she mentions
    Useles to say that she didn’t answer his question at all

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    Emily Baldwin, ESA, “Space Science Editor” PhD in planetary science
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    I (German) know this behavior from authoritative selfish German bureaucracy
    AND I am SICK of it !

    Haerwe
    Munich, Germany

    I am thrown out of ESA Rosetta post every other day
    (well the usual handling of taxpaying Aborigines)

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