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Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Snaps Stunning Earth Photos

One year to the day after lifting off, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 paid its home planet a quick visit for a speed-boost -- taking some photos before continuing its journey.

Published On 12/10/2015
3:43 PM EST
Earth and the moon captured from 1.9 million miles away on Nov. 26. | JAXA
Artist's impression of Hayabusa 2 taking a sample off of asteroid Ryugu. | JAXA