Pale Blue Dot

On October 13th, NASA’s Juno probe, which is scheduled to arrive at Jupiter on Independence Day 2016, made a ‘slingshot’ flyby of Earth in order to boost its velocity. Using some low-res calibration cameras, it took a time-lapse movie of its approach to the Earth-Moon system.

I don’t know why NASA is bothering with Jupiter, given its Prime Directive, but I suppose Mr. Bolden & co. know what they’re doing.

Anyway, have a look here.

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One Comment

  1. JK says

    Well maybe …

    http://www.pbs.org/arts/gallery/sound-tracks-quick-hits/quick-hits-levon-helm-theweight/

    Posted December 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Permalink