PIA19093: December 2014 View of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

December 2014 View of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko


This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it appeared at in the early morning, Universal Coordinated Time, of Dec. 17, 2014 (evening of Dec. 16, Pacific Standard Time).

Background Info:

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 .

Rosetta NAVCAM image use is available under a Creative Commons licence .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
System Periodic Comets
Target Type Comet
Mission Rosetta
Instrument Host Rosetta Orbiter Philae Lander
Host Type Orbiter Lander
Instrument Navigation Camera (Navcam)
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2014-12-17
Date in Caption 2014-12-17
Image Credit ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19093
Identifier PIA19093