Comparison of Rosetta flyby images with KOALA model

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Fig. 3. Flyby images (left) at various times, near the asteroid close-approach, on July 10, 2010, compared with the ground-based model (KOALA) predictions, at the same times.

We thank the Rosetta OSIRIS team and Dr. Holger Sierks for kindly providing these Lutetia images. Any reproduction of this panel should be accompanied by a photo credit to Rosetta OSIRIS team, and Dr. Holger Sierks (Max-Planck-Institut fur Sonnensystemforschung, Germany), and Dr. Benoit Carry (Paris Observatory), and Dr. William Merline (Southwest Research Institute).