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

[Update]

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.

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About Meng Bomin

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