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Earthset from Kaguya

Earthset from Kaguya

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Earthset from Kaguya
In this still shot from the HDTV camera aboard the Kaguya spacecraft, the Earth appears to set below the lunar horizon as the spacecraft moves around the moon in its polar orbit. This view comes from an altitude of about 100 km in January 2008.

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Original image data dated on or about January 28, 2008

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