perhaps we'll an internet for the solar system, and we'll be able to watch it live on sleepless nights...!
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta comet-hunter craft has sent back its last selfie, taken from just 10 miles – 16 kilometres – from Comet 67P/C-G. The selfie was snapped by Philae, the lander that will descend to the comet on November 12. The lander used its CIVA instruments to take the snap. The CIVA-P part of the …
A view from 4AU away "straight up" might give an overall view of the Solar System - though whether the dots would be worth seeing from that distance is a matter of field of interest.
Another reason for the delay might be censorship; a slight delay while the "live" footage is checked for bad language (I hear Uranus is a right potty mouth) and other naughtiness (I gather NASA likes to do a little probing here and there in the Solar System).
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