The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Rosetta looks back at Earth (corrected orientation)
Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, Earth, global views
After its closest approach to Earth, Rosetta looked back and took a number of images using the spacecraft's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) Narrow Angle Camera (NAC). This image, acquired November 15, 2007, is a color composite of the NAC Orange, Green, and Blue filters. At the bottom, the continent of Australia can be seen clearly.
ESA / OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / RSSD / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA
The image was originally released mirror-reversed and has been flipped to its correct orientation.
Original image data dated on or about November 15, 2007.
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