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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on May 3, 2005 22:02:00 GMT -6
The Earth Through Rosetta's Eyes
(May 3, 2005) The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft took this image of our home planet during its recent gravity assisting flyby. The spacecraft swept past the Earth on March 4/5 to get a speed boost on its way to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It studied the Earth and Moon using several instruments while it was in the neighbourhood and now the ESA has processed the images it sent back.