Snapping images of distant worlds, galaxies, and stars is
something that NASA is very good at, but it’s not often that the
space agency has an opportunity to view Earth from a new angle. The
OSIRIS-REx mission is focused on studying an asteroid in greater
detail than ever before, but it’s also provided scientists with a
faraway look at our home planet.
The probe arrived at the space rock known as Bennu late last
year, eventually entering orbit around the asteroid in a calculated
plan to eventually grab a sample of its material. In mid December
the spacecraft’s NavCam captured an image as it stared back in
Earth’s direction, and it sure is pretty.
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NASA’s asteroid probe snaps incredible shot of Earth from 71 million miles away