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Sunday, March 04, 2007


Mars from Rosetta

Image Credit ESA

Seeing as I'm digging up old spcecraft stories, let's do a Rosetta roundup. This amazing image was taken by the Rosetta Lander Imaging System (CIVA) on board Rosetta’s Philae lander as Rosetta swung around Mars. Also from Rosetta are an animation of Phobos crossing in front of Mars, a 3D image of Mars (the b&w version works better for me than the colur vestion) . The images form the OSIRIS camera are pretty spectacular, with some good cloud shots.

And Rosetta and New Horizons are teaming up to image Jupiter in tandem, this could be interesting.

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