Rosetta spacecraft

Rosetta spacecraft

C022/8335 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 3.0MB

Downloadable file size: 157.0KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: This image may not be used to state or imply ESA endorsement of any company or product

Caption: Image of the Rosetta spacecraft taken by its lander Philae, while the two were in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (top centre). Rosetta was launched in March 2004 on a 10 year mission to study this comet. It is the first mission designed to land on a comet. It rendezvoused with the comet on 6th August 2014. Rosetta is carrying instruments to map the comet's surface and probe its core, as well as the Philae lander. Philae, which successfully landed on the comet on 12th November 2014, will perform detailed analysis of the comet's surface, giving an insight into conditions during the formation of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago. Image taken at a distance of 16 kilometres from the comet's surface on 7th October 2014.

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

Keywords: 21st century, 67p churyumov gerasimenko, 67p/churyumov-gerasimenko, 7 october 2014, astronomical, astronomy, comet, cometary, lander, mission, no-one, nobody, orbit, philae, planetary science, probe, robotic, rosetta, selfie, solar panel, solar system, solar system formation, solar wing, space, spacecraft, technological, technology

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