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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Astronomy Tuesday

This picture of Earth was taken a few weeks ago by the Lucy probe, which is on a twelve year mission to the Trojan asteroids.

What I love about this picture is what you can barely see: the moon, on the far left of the picture. I'm always astonished by the distance between the Earth and our moon; it feels as though the moon should be larger, and not so far away, and makes the fact that multiple missions have crossed that terrifying distance even more astonishing.

Credit: NASA/Goddard/SwRI

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