« Previous |
I'm impressed too.
Is 2867 Steins still thought to be basaltic?
I did suspect the asteroid may have been larger than anticipated due to the fact 2867 Steins was visible to the Nav Cam sooner than expected.
Interesting also that 2867 Steins appears to have no axial tilt, rotating bolt upright.
Is the rotation direction known now? Prograde (west to east like Earth) or Retrograde?
Was the six hour & 3 minute rotational period confirmed?
Will individual frames used in the animation be available?
Like that seven crater chain. Seen similar on Mercury & the Jupiter moons Ganymede & Callisto, but is a surprise on such a small body as 2867 Steins.
It will be great getting the rest of the images down, including those from OSIRIS right upto the Safing Event of OSIRIS.
Andrew Brown 3488.
I'm just amazed by the data they are presenting in the press conference!!
Powered by Lifetype.
Upkeep by European Space Agency -
Valid XHTML and CSS