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A New Look At an Old Friend

A New Look At an Old Friend

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford

A New Look At an Old Friend
This might look like a Voyager snapshot of a moon of Neptune, but it's the far side of our own, seen by the MESSENGER spacecraft as it swung near Earth on its way to Mercury. I've sharpened and enhanced the contrast of the original image.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about July 31, 2005

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