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Earth in the ultraviolet from Chang'e 3

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Earth in the ultraviolet from Chang'e 3 The extreme ultraviolet camera on Chang'e 3 studies the plasma environment around Earth at a wavelength of 63 nanometers. This image was taken shortly after Chang'e 3's landing, on December 16, 2013.

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Compare that image to a model of Earth's plasmasphere:

Model of Earth's plasmasphere in the extreme ultraviolet as seen from Chang'e 3

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Model of Earth's plasmasphere in the extreme ultraviolet as seen from Chang'e 3
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about December 16, 2013

 

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