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The flares of the solar wing of a satellite and a comet at the top of the image against the background of deep space.

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Rosetta’s selfie shows the texture and wires of her solar wing.

The Rosetta spacecraft, closer than anyone has ever been to a comet, sent back this photograph of itself some 50 km away from 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, its mission target.

In the remarkable cosmic selfie you can see details of the protective mantle that covers the satellite and the brightness of one of its 14m solar wings in contrast to the black of space.

image source, ESA Rosetta NAVCAM


Comet 67P has rougher terrain than expected, Rosetta found.

Above is comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko.