NASA's Orion sends back haunting new moon images

The Moon is cold, dead, and lonesome, as these new Orion photos show.

Monday, the uncrewed Artemis 1 capsule made the first of two course corrections needed for a retrograde orbit

Orion made its closest approach to the Moon during this course correction, approaching within 130 km

Images were collected on the sixth day of Artemis 1, an uncrewed demonstration of NASA's Orion capsule.

On November 16, the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center, bringing Orion to the Moon and back.

Orion's optical navigation camera captured greyscale photos of the Moon, displaying its craters.

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