PIA00226: Global View of Earth in the Near-Infrared
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Galileo
 Spacecraft:  Galileo Orbiter
 Instrument:  Solid-State Imaging 
 Product Size:  650 x 650 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P37328
 Addition Date:  1996-02-08
 Primary Data Set:  Galileo EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00226.tif (223.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00226.jpg (44.25 kB)

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This near-infrared photograph of the Earth was taken by the Galileo spacecraft at 6:07 a.m. PST on Dec. 11, 1990, at a range of about 1.32 million miles. The 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.

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