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Earth taken by Galileo after completing its first Earth Gravity Assist

Description: Near-infrared photograph of Earth was taken by Galileo spacecraft at 6:07 am Pacific Standard Time (PST), 12-11-90, at a range of about 1.32 million miles. Camera used light with a wavelength of 1 micron, which easily penetrates atmospheric hazes and enhances the brightness of land surfaces. South America is prominent near the center; at the top, the East Coast of the United States, including Florida is visible. The West Coast of Africa is visible on the horizon at right. Photo provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with alternate number P-37328, 12-19-90.


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Taken on December 31, 1990