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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Rosetta views a crescent Moon

Filed under Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, astronomy by planetary missions, the Moon

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Rosetta views a crescent Moon This image of the Moon was acquired with the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera (NAC) from a distance of 4.3 million kilometres on Sunday, 8 November at 3:10 UT. At the time, Rosetta was on its inbound trajectory for the mission's third and last Earth swingby, scheduled for 13 November 2009.

ESA ©2009 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / RSSD / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

Original image data dated on or about November 8, 2009.

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