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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Captures New Earth-Moon Image

14 Feb 2018, 14:53 UTC
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Captures New Earth-Moon Image NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin

As part of an engineering test, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and Moon using its NavCam1 imager on January 17 from a distance of 39.5 million miles (63.6 million km). When the camera acquired the image, the spacecraft was moving away from home at a speed of 19,000 miles per hour (8.5 kilometers per second).

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