Sunset in Earth orbit, artwork

Sunset in Earth orbit, artwork

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sunset in Earth orbit, artwork. View across the surface of the Earth (lower right) towards the Sun setting on the horizon (lower left). The Moon (centre right) can be seen along with a comet (centre left) passing in front of part of the Milky Way galaxy in the distance. The haze seen along the Earth's limb is Earth's atmosphere, which fades out into space around 100 kilometres above the surface. Here, the it is lit up by the glow of the setting Sun.

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