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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) successfully captured a movie of the “Full Earth-Rise” using the onboard High Definition Television (HDTV) of the lunar explorer “KAGUYA ” (SELENE) on April 6, 2008 ..

This is the world’s first successful shooting of such a Full Earth-Rise. It was also very precious because it was one of only two chances in a year for the KAGUYA to capture a Full Earth-Rise when the orbits of the Moon, the Earth, the Sun and the KAGUYA are all lined up. ..

What an incredible perspective this is ! Imagine this blue marble going around the fireball we call sun … and sun being just one of 10 billion trillion stars in the observable universe. What an immense drama we are part of !

Update on July 27, 2013

Fresh from NASA, this image of earth taken on July 19th from 1.5 billion kilometers away, by the cassini spacecraft which is currently around Saturn.

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Sublime !

Written by Chaitanya Pullela

July 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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