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Earth and Moon appear in movie

The US space agency (Nasa) has released an extraordinary new movie of Earth and the Moon moving through space together.

The images that make up the sequence were acquired by the Jupiter-bound Juno satellite when it passed by our home planet in October.

Earth is observed spinning on its axis with the Moon passing in front and heading off to the right of the scene.

Juno's chief scientist Scott Bolton told our correspondent Jonathan Amos that the high-resolution camera system on the probe was not suitable for the movie.

  • 10 Dec 2013
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