Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Earth and the Moon from much closer to the Sun

Earth and the Moon from much closer to the Sun
Earth and the Moon from much closer to the Sun See those two bright dots? That's the double planet of Earth and the Moon. MESSENGER captured this view of its birthplace on May 6, 2010, during a search for vulcanoids, asteroids that are theorized to reside between Earth and the Sun. No vulcanoid has yet been discovered, but searches continue. NASA / JHUAPL / CIW

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