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Earth setting over Gale crater (animation)
Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), animation
Curiosity captured three images of Earth setting in the western sky after sunset on sol 529 with its higher-resolution Mastcam-100. Here, the images have been subtracted to cancel out noise in the camera detector, revealing Earth's bright dot in motion.
NASA / JPL / MSSS / fredk
Read more about the Earthset observation in this blog entry.
Original image data dated on or about January 31, 2014.
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