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Rosetta views a crescent Moon (detail)

Rosetta views a crescent Moon (detail)


Rosetta views a crescent Moon (detail)
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.

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Original image data dated on or about March 4, 2005

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