Let's End The Day With Something Beautiful, Shall We?

On October 9th, the Juno spacecraft did a slingshot move past the Earth. Slingshooting spacecraft is a way to use the gravitational pull of the planets to increase the velocity of unpiloted spacecraft, without having to use fuel. Juno is headed towards Jupiter, and is expected to reach the gas giant in summer of 2016.

But as it past by the Earth, it caught a glimpse of a perspective that humans don't usually get: the moon orbiting the Earth. It's low res, but that by no means decreases it's beauty. In fact, the more abstract aspect of it, paired by the gradual approach of the probe, makes it something special. Shots like this remind us that we are small, but we are part of something vast and magnificent.

Via the Bad Astronomer.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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