OSIRIS-REx EGA Image Taken by Peter Birtwhistle

On Sept. 21, 2017 (starting at 22:16 UTC), Peter Birtwhistle trained his telescope on OSIRIS-REx (circular dot in the center of the frame) from Hungerford, United Kingdom. At the time, the spacecraft was more than 400,000 km from Earth, but the next day it made a close approach over Antartica at just over 17,000 km during its Earth Gravity Assist maneuver.

Date Taken: Sept. 21, 2017

Credit: Peter Birtwhistle


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