19.11.07

Earth by Night

Credit: ESA MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
Image source with larger version

The image above was beamed back to Earth (as you can see, from not all that far away) some time last week, but I was too busy to post it at the time. This mysterious planet was photographed by our comet-chasing robot friend Rosetta, who was borrowing a tiny bit of momentum from it.

I recommend viewing the high resolution version to appreciate the full beauty of that thin crescent of daylight at the bottom of the image.

5 comments:

gnome said...

Absolutely beautiful...

LuluBunny said...

That is, officially, the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! :)

gnome said...

Well, apparently you haven't seen naked gnomes...

Geosomin said...

oohh...I was fascinated by the National Geographic "earth at night" poster in the lab at work. This is much cooler...

Pacian said...

Bad Gnome! Back in your box!