Asteroid Lutetia


July 10, 2010

Lutetia: A glance at an alien world

On Saturday, 10. July, 2010, ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by the asteroid Lutetia. The camera system OSIRIS took this image. It shows, that the asteroid's surface is covered with craters. In some places, parallel furrows can be discerned.



July 10, 2010

Approaching Lutetia

On Saturday, 10. July, 2010, ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by the asteroid Lutetia. The camera system OSIRIS took this sequence of images.
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July 10, 2010

One of Lutetia's craters

On Saturday, 10. July, 2010, ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by the asteroid Lutetia. The camera system OSRIS took this image of a crater. The structures within the crater point to a possible landslide. In addition, single boulders can be discerned.

July 10, 2010

A look back at asteroid Lutetia

On Saturday, 10. July, 2010, ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by the asteroid Lutetia. The camera system OSIRIS took this image. It shows a last glance at the asteroid.
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October 28, 2011

Lutetia's morphology

On Saturday, 10. July, 2010, ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by the asteroid Lutetia. The camera system OSIRIS took this image. In a paper published in Science Magazine on 28. October, 2011, the MPS researchers were able to identify seven regions due to their morphological properties.


October 28, 2011

A detailed look at Lutetia

A) This image was taken during the flyby in July 2010. B) A crater with a diameter of 21 kilometers in the Baetica region. The arrows a, b, and c point to landslides. C) The arrow shows the easily discernable border between the Baetica region and the Noricum region. The arrows b and c point to furrow-like structures. D) The arrows point to further furrows. 


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