Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day - Planet Earth from Orion
Posted on 11/18/2023 10:42:43 AM PST by MtnClimber
Explanation: One year ago a Space Launch System rocket left planet Earth on November 16, 2022 at 1:47am EST carrying the Orion spacecraft on the Artemis I mission, the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems. Over an hour after liftoff from Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39B, one of Orion's external video cameras captured this view of its new perspective from space. In the foreground are Orion's Orbital Maneuvering System engine and auxillary engines, at the bottom of the European Service Module. Beyond one of the module's 7-meter long extended solar array wings lies the spacecraft's beautiful home world. Making close flybys of the lunar surface and reaching a retrograde orbit 70,000 kilometers beyond the Moon, the uncrewed Artemis I mission lasted over 25 days, testing capabilities to enable human exploration of the Moon and Mars. Building on the success of Artemis I, no earlier than November 2024 the Artemis II mission with a crew of 4 will venture around the Moon and back again.
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Compared to the immensity of what is the observable universe, these viewpoints from our infant technology are the equivalent of prehistoric man walking out of a dense forest and for the first time seeing a snow-covered mountain range in broad daylight.
We have a very long way to go. But watching what is happening to the U.S. and the advanced West politically and socially, we may not ever survive long enough to get there. Because what is trying to overthrow us and is succeeding beyond its own wildest dreams is a regressive chaos which will set mankind back two thousand years.
Just my two thousand cents (adjusted for inflation).
That is got to be bogus because that is the same type of picture the astronauts sent back from the moon and according to some experts on the ground, who probably have never even been in a skyscraper, that never happened.
OK. you are a genus.
Nice. When they send back pics from the actual Orion constellation, I’ll be even more impressed.
Proving my theory that Earth is an egg. And one day it’s going to crack open and we’ll be left with an empty shell.
Orion? was this a belt shot?
From Orion's Belt. It's just those three stars...
Earthrise is a photograph of Earth and part of the Moon's surface that was taken from lunar orbit by astronaut William Anders on December 24, 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission. Nature photographer Galen Rowell described it as "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken".
The NASA image number is AS08-14-2383.
There were many images taken at that point. The mission audio tape establishes several photographs were taken, on Borman's orders, with the enthusiastic concurrence of Jim Lovell and Anders. Anders took the first color shot, then Lovell who notes the setting (1/250th of a second at f/11), followed by Anders with another very similar shot (AS08-14-2384).
That is a pretty good matte painting they did on the wall at the studio where it all happened.
Where’s the animated gif of the guy inadvertently walking into the studio while filming was going on?
That one always makes me smile and laugh.
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