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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Snaps Pictures of Earth and the Moon
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:20:53 AM »
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Snaps Pictures of Earth and the Moon Sept. 28, 2017

The spacecraft is currently en route to the asteroid Bennu where it will land, collect samples, and then return back to Earth on September 24, 2023. /// Image courtesy of NASA



This black-and-white image of the Earth-Moon system was captured on Sept. 25, 2017 by NavCam 1, one of three cameras that comprise TAGCAMS (the Touch-and-Go Camera System) on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. At the time this image was taken, the spacecraft was retreating from Earth after performing an Earth Gravity Assist maneuver on Sept. 22. Earth and the Moon are shown 249,000 miles (401,200 kilometers) apart, and the spacecraft is 804,000 miles (1,297,000 kilometers) from Earth and 735,000 miles (1,185,000 kilometers) from the Moon.
Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
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