Satellite Snaps Earth’s Photo From Mars USA Today

NASA on Thursday released what it billed as the first portrait of Earth as seen from Mars. The colorized photograph shows Earth from 86 million miles away as a small blue dot orbited by its even smaller moon. The keen-eyed can make out clouds over the central and eastern United States and northern South America, as well as portions of Central America and the Gulf of Mexico, in a specially processed blowup of the image. NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft took the picture while orbiting the Red Planet on May 8.