Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stunning photo: Earth and Jupiter in the same shot

From DVICE | Stunning photo: Earth and Jupiter in the same shot - "Sometimes the planets line up in such a way that you can see Earth and Jupiter in the same wide-angle shot. That is, if you were aboard the Mars Global Surveyor on May 22, 2003. When the Mars Orbiter Camera snapped this unique view, Earth was 86 million miles away, and Jupiter was 600 million miles away."

The picture is stunning. You don't get a scale of how big Jupiter is till you see it dworfing Earth from 600 million miles.
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