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Earth and the Moon from much closer to the Sun

Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, pretty pictures, MESSENGER, Earth, the Moon

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Earth and the Moon from much closer to the Sun See those two bright dots? That's the double planet of Earth and the Moon. MESSENGER captured this view of its birthplace on May 6, 2010, during a search for vulcanoids, asteroids that are theorized to reside between Earth and the Sun. No vulcanoid has yet been discovered, but searches continue.


Original image data dated on or about May 6, 2010.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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