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MESSENGER's receding view of Earth (movie)

Filed under pretty pictures, animation, global views, pics of Earth by planetary missions, Earth, MESSENGER

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MESSENGER's receding view of Earth (movie) As MESSENGER retreated from its August 2, 2005 flyby of Earth, it captured a full day's worth of images of Earth's receding crescent, which were assembled into a movie. This animation contains only 17 of the 358 frames captured by MESSENGER.

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As MESSENGER retreated from its August 2, 2005 flyby of Earth, it captured a full day's worth of images of Earth's receding crescent, which were assembled into a movie. This animation contains only 17 of the 358 frames captured by MESSENGER; you can download the full (5-Megabyte) animation at the MESSENGER website.

Original image data dated on or about August 2, 2005

 

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