PIA19097: Philae Lander's Setting on Comet, with Cliff-Image Inset

Philae Lander’s Setting on Comet, with Cliff-Image Inset


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.

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 .

For publicly released image use, see ESA's Copyright Notice Images .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
System Periodic Comets
Target Type Comet
Mission Rosetta
Instrument Host Philae Lander Rosetta Orbiter
Host Type Lander Orbiter
Instrument Comet Infrared and Visible Analyser (CIVA)
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2014-12-17
Date in Caption
Image Credit Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CNES/FD/CIVA
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19097
Identifier PIA19097