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MESSENGER views Earth

MESSENGER views Earth

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MESSENGER views Earth
MESSENGER completed its flyby of Earth on August 2, 2005. In exchange for the gravity assist Earth provided to aid the spacecraft in its journey to Mercury, MESSENGER sent back a picture postcard of our home planet. South America sits in the center of the globe, tilted to the right.

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Original image data dated on or about August 2, 2005

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