International Journal of Mars Research | ISSN 2453-8760 | Current Issue: 7 Volume 4

Earth and Moon from Mars by Curiosity’s mastcam

This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth. Researchers used the left eye camera of Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) to capture this scene about 80 minutes after sunset on the 529th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (Jan. 31, 2014).

The image has been processed to remove effects of cosmic rays. Click here for larger image. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU

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