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LightSail 2 Solar Sail over Baja California

LightSail 2 Solar Sail over Baja California

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LightSail 2 Solar Sail over Baja California
LightSail 2 captured this image of its deployed solar sail and Earth on 31 July 2019 at 16:31 UTC, as the spacecraft was passing over the Pacific Ocean. The image has been oriented to place north up. The Pacific Ocean and Baja California are visible in the background. LightSail 2's dual 185-degree fisheye camera lenses can each capture more than half of the sail. This image has been de-distorted and color corrected.

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