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Not to be missed! How Earth looks from Mars

Last Updated: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 19:40

New York: NASA`s Curiosity rover on red planet has snapped its first view of Earth - with the Moon shining nearby - from the surface of Mars.

The image makes Earth look minuscule if seen from other planets!

Earlier, the most famous photograph of Earth from space was `Pale Blue Dot` view captured by NASA`s Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1990.

The Curiosity rover used the left-eye camera to get this striking image.

It first watched the Martian sunset then photographed Earth, said a NASA press release.
"A human observer with normal vision, if standing on Mars, could easily see Earth and the moon as two distinct, bright `evening stars`," said NASA officials.

The Mars rover got this image during its 529th day on the Martian surface.

The $2.5 billion rover has been exploring the vast Gale Crater on Mars since August 2012.

First Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 19:40
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