A view of home

Yesterday, the Rosetta spacecraft, which was commissioned by ESA to study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured this view of the Earth as part of its third and final flyby of our home planet with its OSIRIS instrument:

I suspect that more images will come as the spacecraft completes its flyby, but it’s always nice to have new images of our home world and this one is not a disappointment.

Hat tip: Space Gizmo


I was looking at older pictures and found this image of a gibbous Earth from Rosetta’s second flyby:

Australia’s clearly visible at the bottom and you can see India, the Himalayas and Tibet at the top though most of the rest of Asia is shrouded in night or clouds.


About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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