Rosetta takes some home pictures

By Phil Plait | November 12, 2009 9:50 pm

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:

rosetta_earth

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!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Pretty pictures
MORE ABOUT: Earth, ESA, Rosetta
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