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Rosetta’s lander Philae has returned the first panoramic image from the surface of a comet. The view, unprocessed, as it has been captured by the CIVA-P imaging system, shows a 360º view around the point of final touchdown. The three feet of Philae’s landing gear can be seen in some of the frames.

Superimposed on top of the image is a sketch of the Philae lander in the configuration the lander team currently believe it is in.

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November 13, 2014
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