40. Earth as a dot - Earth.com 40. Earth as a dot

Most photos taken of Earth from another celestial body come from the Moon. But in March 2004 NASA captured an image from Mars thanks to its Exploration Rover Spirit. The above image is actually pieced together as a mosaic of several photos snapped by the vehicle’s panoramic camera. Interestingly, experts had to boost the contrast before our planet was even visible as it is here.

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