Split Comet is Rotating - 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko | Video Loop
By Dave Brody, Executive Producer |
Imaged on 14 July 2014 by OSIRIS, Rosetta’s scientific imaging system, this movie compiles 36 interpolated images each separated by 20 minutes to create a 360° view of the comet's unexpected shape. The images suggest that the comet may consist of two parts: one segment seems to be rather elongated, while the other appears more bulbous. The images have been processed using ‘sub-sampling by interpolation’ a technique that removes the pixillation and makes a smoother image. It does not, however, reveal hidden detail and it is therefore important to note that the comet’s surface is not very likely to be as smooth as the processing implies.
credit : ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA