The View of Earth From Mars

February 7, 2014 | Andy Cush

Yesterday, we saw a truly beautiful panorama of shots taken by the Mars Curiosity rover showing the vast, foreign landscape that is the Red Planet’s surface. Today, the curiosity offered a distinctly different view, sending home its first-ever photo of Earth taken from Mars.

The view is breathtaking. Witness our planet in all its tiny, speck-like glory, floating above the martian mountains. Gasp in awe at its minuscule, barely visible majesty. Say “Thanks NASA,” for the helpful arrow and label the space administration provided to help you find Earth (as if you could ever miss it). Be inspired. I think I can see my house!