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Earth limb seen by OSIRIS
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- Title Earth limb seen by OSIRIS
- Released 14/11/2007 5:22 pm
- Copyright ESA ©2005 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/ UPM/DASP/IDA
The Optical Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) camera on board Rosetta observed Earth during its swing-by last night.
This image was taken with the Wide Angle Camera (WAC) at 20:05 CET, about 2 hours before the closest approach of the spacecraft to Earth. At the time Rosetta was about 75000 km from Earth. A sun-illuminated crescent can be seen around Antarctica. The image is a colour composite combining images obtained at various wavelengths.