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NASA image shows us just how close the Earth and moon really are

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on a mission to an asteroid, but on its way it gave us a snapshot of two things we Earthlings are very familiar with. Veuer's Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).        
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