September 8th, 2005, 09:43 PM
This is more fitting for Chit...but..the title Cosmos fits it better...
The Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft captured several stunning images of Earth during a gravity assist swingby of its home planet on Aug. 2, 2005. Several hundred images, taken with the wide-angle camera in MESSENGER’s Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), were sequenced into a movie documenting the view from MESSENGER as it departed Earth.
Comprising 358 frames taken over 24 hours, the movie follows Earth through one complete rotation. The spacecraft was 40,761 miles (65,598 kilometers) above South America when the camera started rolling on Aug. 2. It was 270,847 miles (435,885 kilometers) away from Earth – farther than the Moon’s orbit – when it snapped the last image on Aug. 3.
MESSENGER: MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging
but...not to be outdone...
Powerful solar flare erupts
Images: Powerful solar flare erupts | CNET News.com
September 8th, 2005, 10:23 PM
I've just been notified that an excaped letter ' c ' is on the loose...it was in the title Crescent Earth...but it has since disappeared...if anyone has found my letter ' c ' please return it ASAP!
September 8th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Maybe you should use the Control key more often, since your keys seem to escape you. Maybe you left it a page up or a page down. Or at the end of your post. Or maybe you forgot to insert it. Or did you delete it by accident?
Nice pictures, btw.
September 8th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Behind the 'x' with the 's' -- its frosh week at Alpha Beta Delta U.
I wouldn't worry about it though, its not xxx.
Saw that pic this morning. Simply incredible.
September 8th, 2005, 11:42 PM
Darn I knew I haven't been getting much sleep lately but...Ok...exxxcaped