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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft

Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, Earth, the Moon, Juno, animation

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When NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter. One of Juno's sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also had a unique view of the Earth-moon system. The result was an intriguing, low-resolution glimpse of what our world would look like to a visitor from afar.

NASA / JPL

Original image data dated on or about October 9, 2013

 

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romangch: 12/22/2013 09:37 CST

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