The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is watching our homeworld from 127 million miles away.
Of course, there are better pictures of the Earth, but only a few opponents can take pictures from the neighboring planet in perspective.
On Friday, NASA released a composite image taken by the MRO, which is now exploring Mars in its orbit.
The engineers wanted to take a picture to calibrate a high-resolution camera and capture the near side of the moon.
The MRO camera took several frames of Earth and Moon November 20. Then the images are combined into a single image that conveys the correct dimensions and positions of the two objects relative to each other. “The reddish dot in the middle of the Earth represents Australia. South-East Asia (due to vegetation) near the upper part is another red area. Antarctica - a bright blob at the bottom left Other bright areas are clouds, ”says NASA.
In October 2007, the MRO already took a similar shot.