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Steins approaching
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(2867) Steins getting closer

05/09/2008 1075 views 1 likes
ESA / Science & Exploration / Space Science / Rosetta

This animation is composed of images used for the optical navigation campaign as Rosetta followed (2867) Steins, refining its trajectory to close in on the asteroid. They were taken daily by Navigation Camera A between 25 August and 3 September.

The images have been adjusted so that the stars are of roughly the same brightness from day to day, although the exposure times decrease and Steins becomes brighter as Rosetta appoaches.

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