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Earth and the moon

June 4th, 2019

From Daily Overview Mar 5, 2018

Earth and the moon, separated by 249,000 miles (400,000 km). Sometimes it takes an image like this to really keep things in perspective. This photograph was captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on September 22, 2017 when it was 804,000 miles (~ 1.3 million km) from Earth and 735,000 miles (~ 1.19 million kilometers) from the Moon. 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.

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