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Date
02 sep 2016
Time
19:59:03 utc
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Imaged on 2 September at 19:59:03 UTC, only 28 days before the end of the Rosetta mission, Philae was finally found. On the left image, the little lander is not visible as it is deep in shadow. A long exposure on the right, 33 seconds later, leaves no doubt and reveals impressive detail of Philae's orientation and all its sub-systems. We were very lucky: The lander is just at the edge of the frame and 5 minutes later would have been out.

Science Tag
TAG_NUCLEUS
Target
67P/CHURYUMOV-GERASIMENKO 1 (1969 R1)
Distance to Target
4.3 km
Velocity (rel. to Target)
0.499 m/s
Temperature (on Sensor)
149.3 K
Camera
OSINAC
Exposure Time
0.242 s
Focal Length
717.3 mm
Color Filter
Orange
Compression
3.53125

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Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

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