Photo of Earth and Moon, taken from Mars

This photo of Earth (showing antarctic ice and Australia) and our moon, was taken by NASA’s Mar Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) in orbit around Mars.

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The picture was taken from 205 million kilometres in 2016, using a 0.5 meter diameter reflecting telescope and sensors that can return images of up to 800 megapixels.

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