Así luce la distancia entre la Tierra y la Luna

08 Enero, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Enrique Watson
  • Distancia entre la Tierra y la Luna | NASA

La NASA describe al asteroide Bennu de la siguiente manera "un gran pedazo de roca rico en carbón que podría contener material orgánicos o precursores moleculares de vida".

Así luce la Luna y nuestro planeta Tierra en una imagen publicada por la NASA, en la cual se puede observar la distancia que existe entre ambos.

Las fotos fueron tomadas con un instrumento llamado MapCam, que la sonda utilizará en Bennu para realizar cartografías.

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Se espera que el OSIRIS-REx llegue a su destino en diciembre de 2018.

Según el blog oficial de la entidad, para obtener la foto se tuvo que combinar tres imágenes con longitudes de ondas de color diferentes.

Esta imagen compuesta de la Tierra y la Luna fue creada a partir de la información captada por la aeronave, cuando se encontraba aproximadamente a 5 millones de kilómetros de la Tierra, algo así como 13 veces la distancia entre la Luna y la Tierra. La misión consiste en tomar muestras de la superficie del asteroide con su brazo articulado, encapsularlas y traerlas de vuelta para su análisis.

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