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August 25, 2010

Double planet

A 'Double Planet' Seen From Mercury

I never cease to be humbled and amazed when I see our Planet Earth reduced to a pinpoint when photographed from elsewhere in the solar system. So far, our planet-roaming spacecraft have taken tourist snapshots of Earth as seen from Mars, Saturn, and beyond Pluto's obit.

But this latest view from NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft is a jaw-dropper.

Earth-Moon-From-Mercury.jpg

Posted by joke du jour at August 25, 2010 06:01 PM

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