Philae probe

Philae probe

R250/0146 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 29.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ERIK VIKTOR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Philae probe. Computer artwork of the Philae probe on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The probe is part of the Rosetta mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), scheduled to launch in February 2004. The mission aims to rendezvous with the comet in 2018. Philae will land on the surface of the comet and perform measurements on the chemical and physical characteristics of its nucleus, which is composed of material from the early history of the Solar System. The results of Philae's investigation will be relayed to Earth via the Rosetta spacecraft, which will orbit the comet. The Sun (white, upper left) is also seen.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 67p/churyumov-gerasimenko, artwork, astronomy, churyumov-gerasimenko, comet, computer illustration, crater, esa, european space agency, exploration, landed, lander, philae, probe, research, rocky, rosetta mission, space craft, spacecraft, surface

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.