First Pictures of Earth and Moon Taken from Mars and Saturn

In a series of images taken from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 127 million miles away from Earth, the watery planet and its moon are pictured together in the same photo. This is the very first time that the planet Earth and its satellite are captured together.

Indeed, astronauts in the International Station can generally shoot only one of the two, because of their position. Images has been taken thanks to High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). In the same time, another spacecraft, the Cassini, is trying to take pictures of Earth from Saturn rings. An exemple in the selection below.

Studying Earth from this perspective permits to obtain more details about the planet and its satellite features. Indeed, one of the most amazing things about this series, is that for the first time it is possible to see the far face of the moon.

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