Rosetta's Stunning View of Mars

Stunning view of Rosetta skimming past Mars, ESA

"This stunning view, showing portions of the Rosetta spacecraft with Mars in the background, was taken by the Rosetta Lander Imaging System (CIVA) on board Rosetta's Philae lander just four minutes before the spacecraft reached closest approach to the Red Planet earlier this morning. While the Rosetta orbiter instruments were switched off as planned during several hours around closest approach, which occurred at 03:15 CET today, some of the lander instruments were operational and collected data from Mars."

How we swung around Mars - Changing course with Rosetta: live from mission control, Daniel Fischer

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