Buzzing the Homeworld
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, pics of Earth by planetary missions, Earth, MESSENGER
The MESSENGER spacecraft, en route to Mercury, gets a gravity boost by flying by the home planet. With its jewel-like seas and clouds, it is immediately clear that this world is unique in the Solar System.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford
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Original image data dated on or about August 2, 2005