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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

MESSENGER's receding view of Earth (movie)

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

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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.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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