Iain Clark (iainjclark) wrote,
Iain Clark
iainjclark

Ever decreasing circles

This is very nice indeed. Actual movie footage of the Earth 'setting' behind the moon taken from Japan's new Selene probe which has been imaging the moon in High Definition. Amazingly smooth video (the Realplayer version worked for me). There are more images and videos at the main site, although the videos are extremely poorly indexed.

Or if you prefer your views of the Earth from a greater distance, how about a photo of the Earth and moon taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars.

(Or if that's still too close I previously posted a photo of the Earth and Moon from the Cassini probe in orbit around Saturn.)



Lastly, there are some unusually dynamic images of avalanches in progress on Mars:


Tags: astronomy, photographs, video
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