Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What's this?

Neat picture from NASA...

From Astronomy Picture of the Day - Click to enlarge

So what is it?  It was taken from Messenger, a spacecraft studying Mercury right now.  That binary object in the lower left area is the Earth and Moon shining with reflected sunlight.  Takes my breath away.  That's us, all of us.  Surrounded by the black, pitiless void of space.

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