The Earth and Moon as Seen by the Passing Juno Spacecraft: WATCH

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NASA's Juno spacecraft, which flew past us back in October, captured this stunning footage of the Earth and Moon as it began its approach.

The spacecraft's flyby was to utilize a gravity assisted speed boost so that it can reach its ultimate target, Jupiter, on July 4, 2016.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. very cool.

    Posted by: Tom | Dec 12, 2013 5:03:03 PM

  2. That is awesome.

    Posted by: Red | Dec 12, 2013 5:14:05 PM

  3. It's a pity that better instruments were not used for this. We don't get many shots at a video of earth and the moon. (I can't recall that this has ever been done before).

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 12, 2013 6:34:48 PM

  4. I wonder if Sarah Palin can see her house?

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Dec 12, 2013 6:41:19 PM

  5. @Randy

    These are the best instruments. Duh.

    Posted by: Guido | Dec 12, 2013 7:49:09 PM

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