The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Rosetta Navigational Camera view of Earth, November 13, 2009
Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, Rosetta and Philae, pretty pictures, Earth
Rosetta captured at 14:23 UTC, a few hours after its Earth flyby on November 13, 2009, using its navigational camera. The images were intended to test the camera's operation when a target fills the frame. The next object that will fill the navigational camera's field of view is the asteroid Lutetia, which Rosetta will encounter in 2010.
ESA / OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / RSSD / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA
Original image data dated on or about November 13, 2009.
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