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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Crescent Earth

Filed under pretty pictures, global views, pics of Earth by planetary missions, Earth, Rosetta and Philae

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Crescent Earth This unusual photo of a crescent Earth was taken by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on Rosetta about two hours before closest approach on its second Earth flyby, at 19:05 UTC on November 13, 2007. Antarctica lies at the bottom of the crescent.

ESA © 2005 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / RSSD / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Original image data dated on or about November 13, 2007

 

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