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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Rosetta looks back at Earth (corrected orientation)

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

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Rosetta looks back at Earth (corrected orientation) 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 © 2005 MPS for 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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