The World from Space
Collection: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection Title: 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. Date Taken: 1990-12-31 Photo ID: S90-55756 Film Type: 4x5 BW UID: SPD-JSC-S90-55756 Original url: images.jsc.nasa.gov/luceneweb/caption.jsp?datesearch=Go&a... SOURCE: nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/nasaNAS~7~7~38710~142556 Visit www.nasaimages.org for the most comprehensive compilation of NASA stills, film and video, created in partnership with Internet Archive.