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NASA ‘snaps’ stunning image of earth rising over moon

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Published         19 Dec , 2015      1:05 pm          236 views.

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A montage of the earth rising over its natural satellite, the moon, was released by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The beautiful new high-resolution photo of the Earth as seen from the moon is simply stunning.

The picture which is a montage using images from two cameras on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). This spacecraft has been monitoring the moon’s surface since 2009.

Detailed calculations and careful manipulations are required to get what is claimed to currently be the most spectacular hi-definition digital image of our planet.

A narrow-angle camera recorded images of the Moon and the Earth in black and white and a wide-angle camera (WAC) was used to capture color images of our planet, using special filters.

“The colors are only approximately what an intrepid explorer would see from the Moon because the human eye is fully sensitive to all colors across the visible wavelength range, whereas the WAC sees through a set of narrow band filters (the view here combines the 604 nm (orange), 556 nm (yellow-green), and 415 nm (violet) bands displayed in red, green, and blue, respectively),” NASA commented. H/T (PNA / Sputnik/ NASA )

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