Space Industry and Business News  





. Rosetta: OSIRIS' View Of Earth By Night

This is a composite of four images combined to show the illuminated crescent of Earth and the cities of the northern hemisphere. The images were acquired with the OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera (WAC) during Rosetta's second Earth swing-by on 13 November.
by Staff Writers
Paris, France (SPX) Nov 16, 2007
This striking composite of Earth by night shows the illuminated crescent over Antarctica and cities of the northern hemisphere. The images were acquired with the OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera (WAC) during Rosetta's second Earth swing-by on 13 November. This image showing islands of light created by human habitation was taken with the OSIRIS WAC at 19:45 CET, about 2 hours before the closest approach of the spacecraft to Earth.

At the time, Rosetta was about 80 000 km above the Indian Ocean where the local time approached midnight (the angle between Sun, Earth and Rosetta was about 160). The image was taken with a five-second exposure of the WAC with the red filter.

This image showing Earth's illuminated crescent was taken with the WAC at 20:05 CET as Rosetta was about 75 000 km from Earth. The crescent seen is around Antarctica. The image is a colour composite combining images obtained at various wavelengths.

Related Links
Earth Observation News - Suppiliers, Technology and Application




Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
Strange Space Weather Over Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (SPX) Nov 14, 2007
Something strange is happening in the atmosphere above Africa and researchers have converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss the phenomenon. The Africa Space Weather Workshop kicked off Nov. 12th with nearly 100 scientists and students in attendance. The strange phenomenon that brings all these people together is the ion plume-"a newly discovered form of space weather," says University of Colorado atmospheric scientist and Workshop co-organizer Tim Fuller-Rowell.

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  



  • Electricity Grid Could Become A Type Of Internet
  • Google revs up profits as advertising revenues soar
  • Internet preparing to go into outer space
  • US cities' Wi-Fi dreams fading fast

  • Ariane 5 Launches Over Nine Tonne To GEO Transfer Orbit
  • Ariane 5 rocket puts British, Brazilian satellites into orbit
  • Zenit Launch Delayed Until November 14
  • United Launch Alliance Successfully Completes First Operational Delta IV Heavy Launch

  • Time Magazine Recognizes The X-48B
  • Virgin to offer carbon offsets alongside drinks and perfume
  • NASA sorry over air safety uproar
  • Airbus superjumbo makes first commercial flight

  • US And Australia Share New Communications Satellites
  • Northrop Grumman-Built Defense Support Program Flight 23 Satellite Successfully Launched
  • XTAR Awarded GSA Schedule Contract For Information Technology Services
  • DataPath Awarded 3 Million Dollars To Enhance US Marine's Satellite Transportable Terminals

  • Dawn Checkout Going Out
  • Argonne Scientists Use Unique Diamond Anvils To View Oxide Glass Structures Under Pressure
  • YES2 Team Claims A Space Tether World Record
  • NASA Unveils New Antenna Network

  • Boeing Names Darryl Davis To Lead Advanced Systems For Integrated Defense Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Names John Landon VP Of Missiles, Technology And Space Programs
  • Dr Mary Cleave Appointed To Board Of Directors Of Sigma Space
  • Northrop Grumman Appoints GPS And Military Space VPs

  • Rosetta: OSIRIS' View Of Earth By Night
  • Strange Space Weather Over Africa
  • KAGUYA Captures The Earth Rising Over The Moon
  • Earth Observation Essential For Geohazard Mitigation

  • German chancellor says satnav financing plan to be drafted soon
  • V7 Launches New Portable Navigation Devices
  • GPS Chipset Shipments To Grow From 110 Million To 725 Million Units In 2011
  • Providence Health And Services Chooses WWT and AeroScout For Wireless Asset Tracking Solution

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement