Rosetta is homing in on Earth
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
10-11-2009 11:38 CST
Heads up! ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is approaching for its last flyby of Earth, on Friday, November 13. It is now close enough that its OSIRIS high-resolution camera can resolve the Moon (and presumably Earth as well). Here's that photo of the Moon, a lovely crescent view captured on Sunday from 4.3 million kilometers away:
It's a bit small at this range, so here's a zoomed view:Stay tuned for further news and pictures from Rosetta's upcoming Earth flyby!
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