Earth Flyby

02005-09-03 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft captured several stunning images of Earth during a gravity assist swingby of its home planet on Aug. 2, 2005. Several hundred images, taken with the wide-angle camera in MESSENGER’s Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), were sequenced into a movie documenting the view from MESSENGER as it departed Earth.

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  1. Carol

    WOW! incredible.what a work of art! What a pure, clean, blue and white home we have.
    But the whole movie is a little eerie. I am not ready to see that sight in person.

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