In a nod to the famous Pale Blue Dot image sent back by NASA’s Voyager 1 deep space probe, the MarCO-B CubeSat has beamed its own image of the Earth and the Moon back to mission control while on its way to a flyby of Mars. Captured on May 9 using a fisheye lens, it was the first photo returned from the two MarCO (Mars Cube One) miniature spacecraft and was transmitted a day after they reached a distance of 1 million km (621.371 mi) from the Earth – by far the farthest distance reached by a CubeSat…
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