Jan 18, 2019

This Photo of Earth and the Moon Was Shot from 71 Million Miles Away

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Here’s a new photo that shows Earth and the Moon from a whopping 71 million miles away. It was captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, which is currently on a mission to obtain a sample from a near-Earth asteroid and return it to Earth.

The photo was captured on December 19th, 2018, using the spacecraft’s NavCam 1 camera. Earth and the moon can be seen on the bottom-left side of the photo. The much larger white object in the upper-right side is asteroid Bennu.

Earth is 71 million miles (114M km) away in the photo, while Bennu is just 27 miles (43 km).

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