See Earth and the Moon From Mars in New NASA Photo


In a series of images taken from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 127 million miles away from Earth, the watery planet and its moon are pictured together in the same photo.

The camera responsible for the images, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), took a series of images to form this composite, with the brightness adjusted so the planet and its moon can be seen together.

The reddish blob in the middle of Earth is Australia, and the higher one is Asia. The color profiles of the HiRISE mean it takes photographs in infared, red and blue-green.

Over the years, many other spacecraft have endeavored to capture the otherworldly sight of the Earth and moon together.

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SOURCE: National Geographic