Rosetta mission selfie at 10 miles

12 noviembre 2014

The Philae lander of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission took a self-portrait of the spacecraft on Oct. 7, 2014, at a distance of 10 miles (16 kilometers) from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image, taken with Philae’s CIVA camera, captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta’s 46-foot-long (14-meter-long) solar wings, with the comet in the background.