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A fun picture for holiday travel
A fun NASA explainer just crossed my email inbox and I thought I'd share it.
Another day, another natural disaster on Earth seen from space...
...but this one is much closer to home than Katrina and Rita were.
A debate about time
I received a press release in my inbox this morning that made me think. It came from the Royal Astronomical Society, and was titled
Images from the August 2, 2005 MESSENGER Flyby of Earth
On August 2, 2005, MESSENGER flew by Earth at an altitude of a mere 2,347 kilometers above Mongolia.
MESSENGER is getting close
MESSENGER is now returning images as it is bearing down on Earth.
MESSENGER Snaps Earth-Moon Image in Approach to First Flyby
As MESSENGER began its approach for its August 2 flyby of Earth, its cameras have snapped their first images. The images clearly show a cloudy Earth—and, to scientists' surprise, the Moon as well.
Voyager's Last View
Home. Family. This will be Voyager's enduring legacy: It has changed forever the feelings raised by those words. Through its robotic eyes we have learned to see the solar system as our home. Through its portraits of the planets we know that they are part of our family. Apollo astronauts showed us a tiny Earth alone in the blackness of space. Now, with these images, Voyager has shown us that Earth is not really alone. Around our parent Sun orbit sibling worlds, companions as we travel through the Galaxy.