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How small we really are… Earth from Mars

The following photo is the first photo of Earth ever taken from the surface of another planet. Gives you an idea of how small and insignificant we are compared to the vastness of our galaxy and the universe. The photo was taken by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in 2004 one hour before the Martian sunrise.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M