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NASA Asteroid Probe takes the image of Earth from 71 million miles away



It is always a little fascinating to see images from the earth from outer space. In addition to reminding you how beautiful our big ol 'Blue Marble is, it's one of the things that stops you in your tracks and makes you go "hello I'm small." Well, get ready to feel like an even smaller blip in the universe, because NASA released a brand new photo of our planet from an astounding 71 million miles away.

The new photo, which was snapped by the navigation camera on probe OSIRIS-REx during its mission to explore the asteroid Bennu, makes the earth a good looking bitty speck in the big swarm. In the black and white image (posted below) you can see our home ground in the lower left corner, with the moon right next to it. The dazzling bright white dot in the foreground is really just the asteroid Bennu, which has been overexposed. Star nests will also mark the head of the constellation Hyrdra visibly in the lower right corner.

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