NASA's Osiris Rex, which aims to take images of the asteroid Bennu, took 19. december a cool snapshot of the Earth and the Moon. It writes the AP News according to the Science.dk.
Osiris Rex is the first vessel to circulate on such a small asteroid and from so close a distance.
The big bright disk in the upper right corner of the photo is not the Sun, but the asteroid Bennu.
Osiris Rex is so close to Bennu, the asteroid appears to be larger than both the Earth and the Moon.
instead, If you are looking in the left side, you can see the Earth as a much smaller ball, and just to the right of Earth you might just eyes the Moon, there is only a small white dot.
the Photo has been taken by the Osiris Rex from a distance of just 43 kilometers. The earth is 114 million kilometres away on the picture.
Osiris Rex was launched from Florida in the UNITED states in 2016.
Next year should spacecraft try to collect samples from Bennu, which is rich in carbon, before it again returns to Earth in 2023.
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