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Rosetta takes some home pictures

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitNov 13, 2009 2:50 AM

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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:

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!

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