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Rosetta instruments

This picture shows two of the instruments on the Rosetta spacecraft. The instruments are colored gray in the picture. These instruments are two of the cameras on Rosetta. NAC is the Narrow-Angle Camera. It takes pictures of objects when they are far away. WAC is the Wide-Angle Camera. It takes pictures of objects when the spacecraft is very near them. Rosetta will use these instruments to study Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Rosetta has many other instruments. They are listed lower on this page. The instruments on the Rosetta lander are listed on another page.

Last modified January 21, 2004 by Randy Russell.

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