MESSENGER Looks Back at the Earth and Moo
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Posted: 2010-August-21 at 9:46pm | IP Logged Quote Fahad



Here's a nice picture of the Earth, and the Moon, taken by the spacecraft Messenger, which is heading for Mercury. It reminds me of looking at Jupiter/Saturn through a telescope!

Here's a link to the article, in case you wanna read more.







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Is that cool, or what?  I love this kind of thing -- it reminds you just how small our planet is relative to the universe.  Another nice one was taken by the Mars Global Surveyor in 2003:


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Posted: 2010-August-23 at 10:01am | IP Logged Quote Re(i)mbrandt

My personal favorite is still Voyager 2, flying at the frontiers
of our solar system and looking back to Earth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M


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I just hope it doesn't burn up before it gets there or
have its electronics fried by protons and the suns
magnetic field.

Thanks for the image


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Posted: 2010-August-23 at 12:34pm | IP Logged Quote JKelly

All of those are really great. It's not too often you get a good look at just how small we are in the grand scheme of things! Thanks for posting this.


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