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A Pale Blue Dot, As Seen by a CubeSat

15 May 2018, 18:03 UTC
A Pale Blue Dot, As Seen by a CubeSat NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA set a new distance record for CubeSats on May 8 when a pair of CubeSats called Mars Cube One (MarCO) reached 621,371 miles (1 million kilometers) from Earth. One of the CubeSats, called MarCO-B (and affectionately known as "Wall-E" to the MarCO team) used a fisheye camera to snap its first photo on May 9. That photo is part of the process used by the engineering team to confirm the spacecraft's high-gain antenna has properly unfolded.

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