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- Title Crescent Mars
- Released 01/10/2012 12:45 pm
- Copyright ESA / MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / RSSD / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA / processed by E. Lakdawalla
A thin crescent Mars (white) captured by Rosetta’s OSIRIS (Optical, Spectrocopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System) instrument in February 2007 during its long journey to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Nightglow in the planet’s atmosphere can be seen at the 11 o’clock position. The red and fuzzy blue haloes are a result of internal reflections within the camera’s optics.
- Id 275084