California: NASA’s Orion Capsule has sent back spectacular images of the moon. The spacecraft swept 130km (80 miles) above the lunar surface during the Artemis 1 mission’s closest approach to Earth’s natural satellite.
The photo was taken using Orion’s optical navigational system, which captures black-and-white images of the Earth and Moon in different phases and distances, NASA explained in a news release posted on Instagram.
NASA shared four images of different areas of the moon. According to the post, the pictures released are the closest images taken of the satellite since the Apollo program ended in 1975.