• Released Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11232

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A NASA spacecraft beams back farewell images of our planet.

Watch this video to see departing views of Earth taken by MESSENGER.

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Scientists imaged Earth during the flyby to test and calibrate instruments aboard the spacecraft.

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MESSENGER was more than 100,000 miles from Earth when it captured this image.

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This image of Earth and the moon (left of center) was taken by MESSENGER from a distance of 114 million miles.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Video and images courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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