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posted 02-08-2014 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Solarplexus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just want to share one of the first pictures of Earth that was taken by NASA's Curiosity Rover on Jan. 31, 2014 on the surface of Mars. It was the brightest "star" in Mars` western evening sky at that moment.

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees 'Evening Star' Earth

The rover's view of its original home planet even includes our moon, just below Earth.

The images, taken about 80 minutes after sunset during the rover's 529th Martian day (Jan. 31, 2014) are available as a broad scene of the evening sky, and as a zoomed-in view of Earth and the moon.

The distance between Earth and Mars when Curiosity took the photo was about 99 million miles (160 million kilometers).

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