So the land and the moon looks from the distance of 63.6 million kilometers

Already with a small on cosmic standards of a distance of 63 million kilometers, our land and her natural satellite look like small sand grains. Only two of these celestial bodies in the vast Ocean of Cosmos could have been able to conquer a person by visiting them on their own.

This photo was made by the Osiris-Rex interplanetary station, launched by NASA in 2016. The task of Osiris-Rex is to fly to Asteroid Benno, take the soil samples from it, and then deliver them to the ground. The mission is planned in 2023.

When the interplanetary station was at a distance of 63, 6 million km from the ground, flying at a speed of 8, 5 km / s, the engineers decided to test the operability of the onboard chamber and radio transmitters, photographed our planet and its natural satellite.