Video of the Day: The Earth at a distance of more than 160 million km

Apr

4

2013

Video of the Day: The Earth at a distance of more than 160 million km

PanSTARRS

Not every day you can see the Earth at a distance of more than 160 million miles of space . At the same distance from Earth, not so long ago was flying comet PanSTARRS. Spacecraft STEREO-B (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory B) managed to capture this amazing phenomenon.

The above picture on the Earth is a noticeable bright dot in the center, and the bright lights in the front corner – is the tail PanSTARRS. At the head accidentally came the famous photograph of the Earth “Pale Blue Dot” , reminiscent of the last mission, “Voyager 1”. Videos and photos were obtained by forming unit heliospheric images (Heliospheric Imager), whose main task is to study the physics of coronal plasma emission mass from the surface of the Sun. At the time of the passage of the comet the spacecraft was on the far side of the Sun. The solar wind and coronal mass ejections can be seen with the naked eye in this video:

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