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Rosetta Spaceship snapped 3D View of Churyumov-Gerasimenko Comet

The ESA (European Space Agency)'s Rosetta probe snapped a sequence of two consecutive images while passing as close as 100 kilometers away from the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. The images were spliced together to create the 3D stereoscopic picture here under.

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

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Technical Details

The anaglyph image here above can be viewed using stereoscopic glasses with red–cyan filters (red on left eye). The two images used to make the anaglyph are also posted separately on the ESA wzb site below. They were taken on August 7, 2014, from a distance of 104 kilometres through the orange filter of the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera. They are separated by 17 minutes and the exposure time is 138 milliseconds.

Esa Description of the Picture

"Peer over cliffs and onto the boulder-strewn 'neck' region, marvel at the layers in the exposed cliff face, and ponder the formation of the numerous crater-like depressions in this amazing 3D view of comet 67P/C-G."

Source: ESA, Space.com.