Best Space Photos of the Week - Sept. 10, 2011

NASA Moon Probes Reach Space


Two identical space probes are on their way to the moon, after launching Saturday (Sept. 10) on NASA's newest lunar science mission aimed at unlocking mysteries of the moon that are hidden beneath its surface.

In this image, the first Grail moon gravity probe (Grail-A) was spotted by a camera on its Delta 2 rocket just after the spacecraft separated from the booster. The Earth provides a stunning backdrop. A RocketCam launch camera caught this view about 80 minutes after liftoff. [Full Story]

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