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The OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera shows light and shadow on the surfaces of Comet 67P/C-G. Visible at the very top of the nucleus is the C. Alexander Gate.

IDWAC_2016-01-09T17.03.46.863Z_ID10_1397549002_F18
Date taken2016-01-09T17:05:08.976 (UTC)
CameraWide Angle Camera
FilterEmpty (-) / Vis610 (613 nm)
Exposure time0.500 s
Pixel resolution7.70 m/px at 67P/CG
Processing levelRaw
Distance Rosetta ↔ 67P/CG78.888 km
Distance 67P/CG ↔ Sun312278752 km2.087455 AU
Distance Rosetta ↔ Earth237219280 km1.585713 AU

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

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