back to article ESA reveals Rosetta's snaps of MARS and EARTH

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a trove of images captured by the Rosetta probe during its journey to Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta launched in 2004 but dipped into Earth's gravity well three times, and Mars' once, to conduct “gravity assist manoeuvres” designed to speed it on its way to 67P. During …

  1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
    Joke

    Nice pictures

    But what is missing in the picture of Earth is a little arrow saying "You are here" for that total perspective vortex effect. You would also need to extrapolate the current state of the entire universe from a small piece of fairy cake, for the full effect, of course.

  2. Zog_but_not_the_first Silver badge
    Joke

    So close...

    Almost a Wings LP.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And by public domain...

    And by Mars we mean Venus, and by Rosetta we mean I snapped a couple of photos on the balcony last night. Public domain is public domain, and Creative Commons is open source – come on!

  4. Gordo Rex
    Black Helicopters

    Good One!

    For a moment there I almost thought that you were trying to persuade us that these photo-shopped images were actually taken from space. Then I realized what day it is.

    You had me going, though.

    Now, where's the tin foil?

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Good One!

      Follow the link in the article. They're there and appear real.

      1. Paul Kinsler

        Re: Good One!

        Don't forget to admire each and every one of the 680 pics from the Cruise-2 phase - very exciting! :-)

  5. BuckeyeB

    If we are going to bother to put a camera on a craft and launch it at something with the idea of providing pictures, why can't they put a color camera in too. I'd like to get a pic of something that wasn't color-enhanced.

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