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September 5, 2003 03:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-26

Hubble Assists Rosetta Comet Mission

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Comet 67P/C-G)
Object Description: Periodic Comet
Distance: At the time of the HST observations on March 11, 2003, the comet was 1.5 AU (about 140 million miles or 220 million km) from the Earth and 2.5 AU (about 230 million miles or 370 million km) from the Sun.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 9713: P.L. Lamy and L. Jorda (Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale, France), I. Toth (Konkoly Observatory, Hungary), and H.A. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): March 11/12, 2003
Filters: F555W (V), F675W (R)
About the Image
Release Date: September 5, 2003