Rosetta Images: Surface Variations

August 14, 2014

This anaglyphic view of the backside of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures. While the comet’s head (in the top half of the image) is covered with parallel linear features, the neck displays scattered boulders on a smooth underground. In comparison, the comet’s body (lower half of the image) seems much more jagged and cliffy.
The two images this anaglyph was compiled from were taken on 7 August 2014, from a distance of 104 kilometers through the orange filter of the OSIRIS Narrow-Angle Camera. They are separated by 17 minutes. The exposure time is 138 milliseconds.  

These two images were combined ...

... to create the above anaglyph.

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