Comet 67P’s surface, with depth cues added! — Yes indeed, this is a real image. In November 2014, a little lander…

Comet 67P’s surface, with depth cues added! — Yes indeed, this is a real image. In November 2014, a little lander named Philae disconnected from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and descended to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae was supposed to fire a set of harpoons and attach itself to the surface, but things didn’t go as planned. The spacecraft bounced, tumbled and eventually ended up in the shadow of a cliff. From there, it sent us wonderfully strange hints about where it was in the form of pictures. This surface panorama from Philae on comet 67P is comprised of two separate images. That’s why the crop is so unique. It has been colorized, with depth cues added by Mattias Malmer so we can fully appreciate how absolutely insanely awesome this image is. Credit: ESA, via: The Planetary Society. Read the full story at planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2018/comet67p-depth-cues.html

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