A tiny spacecraft nicknamed 'Wall-E' shot this pale-blue-dot shot of Earth from more than 600,000 miles away

In a nod to the famous Pale Blue Dot image sent back by NASA's Voyager 1 deep space probe, the MarCO-B CubeSat has beamed its own image of the Earth and the Moon back to mission control while on its way to a flyby of Mars. Captured on May 9 using a fisheye lens, it was the first photo returned from the two MarCO (Mars Cube One) miniature spacecraft and was transmitted a day after they reached a distance of 1 million km (621.371 mi) from the Earth – by far the farthest distance reached by a CubeSat... Continue Reading MarCO probes send back Pale Blue Dot image as they go where no CubeSat has gone before Category: Space Tags: CubeSat InSight Mars NASA Related Articles: NASA prepares to send CubeSats to Mars NASA plans first interplanetary CubeSats ESA's GomX-3 CubeSat goes online ESA's next CubeSat will be able

A pale blue dot, as seen by a CubeSat

NASA's Voyager 1 took a classic portrait of Earth from several billion miles away in 1990. Now a class of tiny, boxy spacecraft, known as CubeSats, have just taken their own version of a "pale ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Phys.org

MarCO probes send back Pale Blue Dot image as they go where no CubeSat has gone before

In a nod to the famous Pale Blue Dot image sent back by NASA's Voyager 1 deep space probe, the MarCO-B CubeSat has beamed its own image of the Earth and the Moon back to mission control ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Gizmag

Tiny, Mars-bound satellite snaps its first image of Earth and the Moon

A tiny satellite on its way to Mars has opened its eyes and captured a view of home.

Thu 17 May 18 from FOXNews

Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellite Snaps Its First Image of Earth and the Moon, Wed 16 May 18 from SPACE.com

On Its Way to Mars, Cubesat Snaps Photo of Earth and the Moon

It's a long way from getting any snapshots of Mars, so NASA pointed the camera back at Earth and got a nice "pale blue dot" homage. The post On Its Way to Mars, Cubesat Snaps Photo of Earth ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Extremetech

Image shows Earth and the moon as tiny specks floating in space

The picture was taken by one of two tiny Nasa CubeSats that were launched together on May 5 as part of the InSight Lander project and are now heading to Mars.

Wed 16 May 18 from Daily Mail

NASA satellite snaps adorable Earth portrait on way to Mars - CNET

A mini-satellite nicknamed Wall-E catches sight of home from far, far away.

Tue 15 May 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

First CubeSats to travel the solar system snap ‘Pale Blue Dot’ homage

The Insight launch earlier this month had a couple stowaways: a pair of tiny CubeSats that are already the farthest such tiny satellites have ever been from Earth by a long shot. And one of ...

Tue 15 May 18 from TechCrunch

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