Earth as seen from Akatsuki's IR1 camera

Earth as seen from Akatsuki's IR1 camera
Earth as seen from Akatsuki's IR1 camera As Akatsuki sped away from Earth, it captured "First Light" images with its optical instruments pointed at its home planet in an extreme crescent phase. This view is from the IR1 camera, which captures images at a near-infrared wavelength of 0.9 microns. JAXA / ISAS

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