Chester Astronomical Society is one of the world's oldest scientific societies going back at least to 1892. It hosts public lectures by amateurs and professionals alike and arranges visits to sites of technical interest.
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Rosetta has arrived.
Stunning close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the ‘base’ of
the ‘body’ section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was
taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded today, 6
August. The image clearly shows a range of features, including boulders,
craters and steep cliffs.
The image was taken from a distance of 130 km and the image resolution is 2.4 metres per pixel.
Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA