A Comet’s Terrain Map


Rosetta Terrain MapThis map of the view looking toward the “belly” and part of the “head” of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is divided into several regions of differing types of terrain.

Based on analysis of images of the comet’s surface taken by OSIRIS, Rosetta‘s scientific imaging system, the mission science team has defined several different regions, each of which has a distinctive physical appearance.

Image Credit: ESA