NASAs Juno Gives Starship-Like View of Earth Flyby – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory December 11, 2013Posted by aquillam in Astronomy.
Tags: Earth, Juno, Moon, space exploration
The Juno spacecraft took this low resolution but still really cool video as it flew past on Oct 9. Juno used Earth for a so-called gravity boost, though it would be better called an angular momentum boost. It’s a great bit of perspective for those who think the Moon is pretty big and close (it is, compared to other things in the solar system, but not compared to our everyday experience!)