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Title: Antarctica

Source: Galileo

Information: This image was taken by Galileo as it was using the Earth as a gravitational slingshot to propel it to the Jupiter system. There are very few images of the southern continent taken from space because few spacecraft are put in high polar orbit. Southern hemisphere summer storm patterns are clearly visible in this shot. Australia, South America and Southern Africa can also be seen.