Israeli spacecraft snaps Earth selfie

Israeli spacecraft snaps Earth selfie

Beresheet (which means “Genesis” in Hebrew), Israel’s first Moon mission spacecraft took this photo with its “selfie camera” on March 5, 2019, when it was about 37,600 kilometers (23,000 miles) away from the Earth. When it was taken, the spacecraft was in the middle of a slow spin, with Australia visible in the background.

In the photo, a plaque on the side of moon lander features the flag of Israel and phrases “Am Yisrael Chai” (which means roughly “The Jewish nation lives” or “the people of Israel are still alive”) and “small country, big dreams”.

Image: SpaceIL/IAI

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