Lutetia fly-by

It is nothing: just a rock… Who would pay attention to a rock on earth? But photographing this main belt asteroid was a challenge: a 130km long body, 3000km away from the Rosetta probe with a fly-by duration of about 1 minute.

mage: ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The result is breathtaking, as you can see on this picture of Lutetia with Saturn as a background!

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