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This is What it Looks Like to Leave Earth

Eight years ago, NASA's MESSENGER space capsule made a pass of the Earth on its way to Planet Mercury. As it swept past our planet, it captured a sequence of rearview images, giving us a magnificent sight at what it looks like to leave our world forever. The MESSENGER mission has discovered much about Mercury's chemical configuration, counting indication of organic molecules and water ice. You can read more about the MESSENGER probe and its search of our solar system's smallest planet here.

Enjoy the video here:

Credits: NASA


Unknown said...

Why do we not see the moon orbiting the earth, or any background stars?

Anonymous said...

because in average moon's distance from the earth is about 238,855 miles (384,400 km). its not as close as it looks here on earth....

Anonymous said...

sunlight blocks the light of stars..... just like here on earth during the day.....

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