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SPECIAL- 2010 Rosetta Lutetia flyby

10 July 2010
Rosetta met Asteroid Lutetia on the 10th of July, flying to within 3200 km of the space rock.
The close pass allowed around 2 hours of good imaging. The spacecraft instantly began beaming the data back to Earth and the first pictures were released later.
Asteroid Lutetia has been revealed as a battered world of many craters. ESA’s Rosetta mission has returned the first close-up images of the asteroid showing it is most probably a primitive survivor from the violent birth of the Solar System.
In these days, VIRTIS and the other instruments are collecting and studying data from the flyby.
——> Read about the Flyby on ESA website Link