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Awesome new Rosetta / Comet 67P selfie - 16km from comet! - 14-Oct-2014

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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Incredible new image at only 16km distance from the comet - absolutely amazing!

Mission selfie from 16km

Link to ESA blog post
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:08 AM
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That is beautiful!

I want that on my wall, on an eight foot by six foot canvas! God LORD!



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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check out dem balls!
beautiful image.
If only we gave like 5% of the military budget over to NASA we would have a selfie of half the known universe by now.
Still, this is a testament to what great things we can accomplish, from the pale blue dot.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:15 AM
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True enough! Makes me sad when I see how much most countries spend on war and then people get upset over what is actually very little for something awesome like this.

But don't forget, this is an ESA mission by the way ;-)

Here are a list of ESA missions for anyone interested, where they are the main or a part contributor. Yes even Hubble is on there which may surprise some :-)

www.esa.int...



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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I hate selfies, I'll make an exception for this one

That has to be one of the most stunning pictures i've ever seen...

Thanks for posting

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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The comet photobombed the pic.
lol



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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They look like cookie dough balls. Really, that's an awesome photo.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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I found something very interesting on the picture. I took the Win7 snipping tool and then rotated the part i snipped out180° of rosetta in the pic.
IMHO there are a lot of anomalies (Buildings,etc.) just look for yourself. Here are the 2 Pics, one with the other without pointers from me. Also that kinda steamplume that comes out of Rosetta.., to me it seems it comes out of some sort of pipe
BTW what i just see is above the big middle circle i made, there is clearly a big rectangular piece of Rock (yellow arrow on the left) cutted out where now this
round (and also a smaler rectangular shaped "Building" in is)



Bigger Pics (Click on the Pics)
postimg.org...

Mainpicture where i started
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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 01:50 AM
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Rather than zooming into the low resolution image with processing artefacts, you may be interested in these higher resolution images that show the comet in detail:

(note with NAVCAM mosaics due to the orbit of the spacecraft and the rotation of the comet they do not match up perfectly)

Comet on 8th November - NAVCAM Mosaic

Comet on 2nd November - Focus on 'neck' - NAVCAM mosiac

Comet on 30th September - Landing site J - NAVCAM Mosaic

Comet on 26th September - NAVCAM Mosaic

Many more at the ESA Rosetta blog: blogs.esa.int...

No buildings I'm afraid, and you also have to remember with no atmosphere shadows are very defined - so at the right angle the tip of a 'mountain' will appear as a point of light for instance.



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