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- Otto Posterman
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Get out your red/blue glasses and float next to a comet! The Rosetta mission lander Philae's ROLIS camera snapped the two frames used to create this stereo anaglyph
for 3D viewing during its November 12 descent to the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet's curious double lobed nucleus is seen nearly end on from a distance of about 3 kilometers, about 1 hour before Philae arrived at the surface. Philae's initial
landing site is near the center of the front facing lobe. Part of a landing gear foot cuts across the upper right corner, in the close foreground of the 3D-view. Philae bounced twice in the comet's weak gravity after its first contact with the surface. Using high resolution camera images from the Rosetta orbiter along with data from the lander's instruments, controllers have followed
journey over the comet's surface and have identified a likely area for its final resting place
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Suuuurrree....make me dig out the 3D glasses....but worth it...it was way cool...
- Abominable Snowman
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Boomer12k wrote:Suuuurrree....make me dig out the 3D glasses....but worth it...it was way cool...
Here's the same image presented as a crossed-eye stereo pair.
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too bad cameras were not rolling as it floated around after the first bounce. Be like Neil Armstrong flying the Eagle " drifting to the right " style
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Wow, the 3D effect using red/blue glasses is absolutely amazing.