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Satellite selfie

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, September 11, 2014/Categories: photography, space science

The European Space Agency's Rosetta satellite is orbiting a distant comet. This first ever space accomplishment required technical maneuvers that would have impressed any trapeze artist. A decision for a landing site on the comet for a scientific probe is near. While orbiting Churyumov–Gerasimenko, Rosette took a moment to capture a "selfie" of itself in orbit around the target comet.


Rosetta Space Probe and Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko "selfie"  (credit: ESA )

Any close-up photographs will need to wait until the probe safely lands on the surface. That will really be amazing!

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