from the pretty-things-to-watch dept.
A reader writes:"The Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft took 358 images during a gravity assist swingby of Earth on Aug. 2, 2005.
Those images were sequenced into an MPEG movie showing the view from MESSENGER as it departed Earth."
FORTUNE'S FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL:
A firefly is not a fly, but a beetle.