The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
A New Look At an Old Friend
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, MESSENGER, the Moon
This might look like a Voyager snapshot of a moon of Neptune, but it's the far side of our own, seen by the MESSENGER spacecraft as it swung near Earth on its way to Mercury. I've sharpened and enhanced the contrast of the original image.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
to request publication permission from the copyright holder.
Original image data dated on or about July 31, 2005
Other Related Images
Pretty pictures and