Earth has a cool new snapshot itself — taken by a photographer from 70 million miles away.
The tiny asteroid — barely one-third of a mile across — appears as a big bright blob in the long-exposure photo released last week.
Earth appears as a white dot, with the moon an even smaller dot but still clearly visible.
OSIRIS-REx, which launched from Florida in 2016, is in orbit around the small celestial body from perhaps a mile out.
Next year, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) will attempt to gather some samples from the carbon-rich asteroid, for return to Earth in 2023.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.