“The heavens declare the glory of God . . .” (Psalm 19:1)
NASA launched the Messenger spacecraft on a mission to Mars in the summer of 2005. It flew close to Earth for a gravity boost this summer. When it arrives at Mercury it will begin mapping the entire planet in color, providing the first new data about Mercury in over thirty years.
Messenger snapped a multitude of photos of Earth while on it’s most recent Earth fly by. These photos have been put together as a movie. The photos start when the spacecraft was about 41,000 miles above earth and when the camera stopped, Messenger was 271,000 miles out. The shots are simply stunning. Download these movies and you won’t be sorry.