The Curiosity rover captured its first image of Earth on a Mars night.
This image, taken on January 31, shows a bright blue-white dot in the night sky.
Curiosity’s image takes us back to the days of world-renowned astronomer Carl Sagan, who influenced NASA to turn the Voyager 1 spacecraft around to capture an image of Earth from nearly four billion miles away. That image was famously named “Pale Blue Dot”.
Curiosity has been on the red planet for a year and a half and continues to explore the alien surface. – Lyndon Hall
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