This is actually an assembly of two images taken by two cameras of CIVA instrument.
Bottom left, we recognize one of the legs of the probe, measuring about 15cm wide giving the scale of what we observe.
Bottom center, there is a metal rod that belongs to another scientific instrument.
The first view shows a complex soil prelude to the exciting investigations.
” MANY THANKS TO ALL “Jean-Luc Josset, Former Project Manager at CSEM of the Rosetta Philae CIVA cameras development (funded by CNES) delivered to Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS France) PI J.-P. Bibring
Jean-Luc Josset takes this opportunity to thank and congratulate all the collaborators working for this project at that time at Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique (CSEM) (some are still at CSEM) and our key partners at that time such as:
Fisba Optik SA, Petitpierre SA, Thomson in France (DOI -> Today 3D-Plus and Thomson Grenoble -> Today e2v); …