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OSIRIS view of asteroid 21 Lutetia on 9 July from 2 mn km
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- Title OSIRIS view of asteroid 21 Lutetia on 9 July from 2 mn km
- Released 10/07/2010 5:34 pm
- Copyright SA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
This image was acquired by Rosetta's OSIRIS imaging system and shows asteroid 21 Lutetia from a distance of 2 million km, rapidly decreasing, and was acquired by the Narrow Angle Camera of OSIRIS on 9 July 2010 at around 03:00 CEST. Rosetta is due to make closest approach at 18:10 CEST 10 July. This image was acquired as part of the optical navigation campaign, in which images acquired by the OSIRIS scientific imager and by Rosetta's on-board navigation cameras are being used to refine estimates of Lutetia's orbital trajectory.