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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. The little lander is not visible in this view as it is deep in shadow to the right. Stretching the original 16 bit .IMG image 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
Camera
OSINAC
Exposure Time
0.242
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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