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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Rosetta views a crescent Moon

Filed under pretty pictures, astronomy by planetary missions, the Moon, Rosetta and Philae

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Rosetta views a crescent Moon On 4 March 2005, while approaching the Earth for the first of a series of fly-bys, Rosetta turned its navigation camera to the Moon, half lit by the Sun. This image was taken at 15:10 UTC when Rosetta was 428,000 km from the surface of the Moon.


Original image data dated on or about March 4, 2005


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