Incredible photo of Venus and Earth taken from the surface of Mars by Nasa’s Curiosity rover

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2020-06-17 14:52:50

"Curiosity aimed its Mast Camera, or Mastcam, at the heavens about 75 minutes after sunset on June 5, 2020, the 2,784th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

"Both planets appear as mere pinpoints of light, owing to a combination of distance and dust in the air; they would normally look like very bright stars."

Mastcam co-investigator Mark Lemmon said: "Even moderately bright stars were not visible when this image of Venus was taken.

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