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Long Way From Home

19 Aug

This image of the Earth and moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded on Sept. 18, 1977, by Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles from Earth. The spacecraft launched on July 20, 1975.

This photo was made from three images taken through color filters, then processed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Because the Earth is many times brighter than the moon, the moon was artificially brightened so that both bodies would show clearly in the prints.

Image Credit: NASA

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in NASA, Photo, Science, Voyager 1

 

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2 responses to “Long Way From Home

  1. charlesmichelduke

    August 20, 2011 at 4:23 am

    I’m a big geek when it comes to the Voyagers. I cannot wait when NASA finally tells us that Voyager 1 has left the Solar System!

     
  2. in every atom

    August 20, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I wonder what makes the earth brighter than the moon. I did not know this before. Something new to learn always. 🙂

     

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