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Video: These aren't renderings, special effects or a scene from No Man's Sky. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan's Kaguya spacecraft in October 2008. Shot with a pair of 2.2 megapixel HDTV sensors, it's some of the first HD footage of our nearest neighbour that humans ever captured.

Five hundred and eighty eight million kilometres away sits a cloud of gas so large that it weighs more than Saturn, Uranus and Neptune combined. It's so powerful that it's been accused of slinging entire planets into the sun, and so ancient it could hold the key to the origin of Earth.