First Rosetta OSIRIS image of Comet 9P/Tempel 1
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First Rosetta OSIRIS image of Comet 9P/Tempel 1

03/07/2005 1199 views 1 likes
ESA / Science & Exploration / Space Science / Rosetta

The Comet 9P/Tempel 1 as seen by the OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera System on board ESA’s Rosetta comet-chaser spacecraft.

This image was taken on 30 June 2005, three days before the Deep Impact encounter, at a distance between Rosetta and Tempel 1 of 80 million kilometres.

The stars seen in the image are elongated because the Rosetta spacecraft was actively tracking the moving comet while the image was acquired.

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