Thursday, September 08, 2005

Leaving Earth

Okay, this is pretty cool: a movie of MESSENGER spacecraft leaving Earth put together from 24 hours worth of still shots. (from Boing Boing via Cold Ground).

I don't know why it never occured to me (or 20,000 hollywood & TV SF directors) before that Earth and or other planets would appear as a crescent from space, rather than a complete sphere.

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