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2004-Aug-04, 06:04 PM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft took this picture of the Earth and Moon from a distance of 70 million km (43 million miles); the furthest distance for a spacecraft this year. But this distance is just a fraction of the 800 million km (500 million mile) journey that Rosetta will make by the time it reaches Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 10 years time. The image was taken using the spacecraft's Navigation Camera System (NAVCAM).

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2004-Aug-05, 04:49 AM
Hmm...either Rosetta has bad digital imaging or there is really something interesting me in that photo - namely, the halo around our own earth. That is a nice little effect.

Eric Vaxxine
2004-Aug-05, 09:13 AM
It doesn&#39;t look like a normal photo...maybe infra red? I still find it BONKERS that they will be able to navigate a probe 500,000 miles away...with accuracy?? I would have expected time delay in communication to be a genuine hazard. <_< Obviously we have the technology.

Eric Vaxxine
2004-Aug-05, 09:14 AM
Star lab...what is a Sarmatian?

2004-Aug-05, 01:20 PM
Someone of Polish/Russian descent.