Saturday, February 20, 2016

Philae found by Rosetta's narrow angle camera on Abydos, 67P

In this new post, Philae found, a very comprehensive argument is made for the discovery of Philae's glint in a recently released OSIRIS image.

The precise location of Philae in Abydos, has been of intense interest to the entire Rosetta mission's team, for both scientific reasons, and sentimental ones as well for all interested watchers. Using mainly photogrammetric techniques, mere pixels from the most highly detailed images now available, can indicate the spot. Other explanations for the pixels to be visible there have become more and more unlikely, enough to be ruled out now, given many images of the same location.