Rosetta Takes Some Home Pictures

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Nov. 12 2009 9:50 PM

Rosetta Takes Some Home Pictures

The ESA spacecraft Rosetta swings past the Earth in a few hours, but look at what it did when it was still 630,000 km (400,000 miles) from home:

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Sigh. So lovely.

Rosetta took an image every hour for 24 hours; they're making a movie which will be online soon. That should be spectacular!