Friday, November 16, 2007

Jaw droppingly cool - Earth rise, Earth set

This is just so incredibly cool/awesome. The Japanese have stuck a satellite in orbit around the moon, and have released video showing Earth rise and Earth set. The mission arrived at the Moon on 18 October, when it was inserted into orbit at an altitude of roughly 100km.

You can watch the Earth rise here, and set here. And yes, the little blue dot in the centre of the screen is OUR ENTIRE PLANET!

Very humbling in every respect, physical and spiritual....

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