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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

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Earth setting over Gale crater (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.

Copyright holder: Fredk

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about January 31, 2014

 

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