This incredible image is the first ever picture of the Earth taken by Curiosity from the surface of Mars. NASA’s Rover, which captured the spectacular visual a week ago, took the picture around an hour after the sunset, with our home planet appearing as the brightest dot in the night's sky.


“A human observer with normal vision, if standing on Mars, could easily see Earth and the moon as two distinct, bright ‘evening stars’,” said a NASA spokesperson. In this enhanced image, you can see the Earth's solitary satellite chasing its host planet around the cosmos.


A larger version of this picture can be viewed on the NASA website.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the picture was the first taken of Earth from the surface of Mars. It is in fact the first taken by Curiosity of Earth from Mars. Here's an earlier picture.

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