Animation visualising Rosetta’s descent to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 30 September 2016. The sequence is speeded up to show the relative motion of Rosetta and the rotating comet below.
Rosetta will target a smooth region close to several large pits measuring more than 100 m across and 60 m deep, on the small lobe of the comet.
The impact time is predicted as 11:20 GMT +/- 20 minutes on 30 September.
More information about Rosetta’s descent towards region of active pits, see
For the latest updates, see http://rosetta.esa.int
Credit: ESA/ATG medialab, Music: Pawel Blaszczak
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