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See what Earth and its moon look like from Mars

NASA has released this incredible composite image of Earth and its moon as seen from Mars by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

The Moon and Earth are separated by a distance which is 30 times the diameter of Earth.

It combines two images acquired on November 20, 2016, by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, with brightness adjusted separately for Earth and the moon to show details on both bodies.

The US space agency said South-East Asia also appeared as a reddish area, at the top of Earth, while Antarctica was the "bright blob" at the lower-left.

The incredible HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter turned its eyes away from its usual target - Mars' surface - and for calibration purposes only, took some unbelievable images of Earth and our Moon.

Mars was about 205 million km away from Earth when the images were taken.

NASA has released an image of Earth and its Moon as seen from Mars.

GeekWire report that the photograph NASA has released has been constructed out of the best shots of our moon and the Earth, based on four sets of images.

HiRISE takes images in three wavelength bands: infrared, red, and blue-green.

But NASA said the position and size of the Earth and moon relative to each other were maintained in the combined image.

The Pictures were taken by the HiRISE or the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera.

Both images were processed separately and then combined due to the difference in the brightness of both bodies. The image, which was taken using the most powerful telescope on November 20 past year, shows continent-size details of the planet and the relative size of the moon.

Launched in August 2005, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is in search of the evidence that water existed on the Mars' surface long time ago. Other bright white areas are clouds. The people working on HiRISE say this image required a fair amount of processing to make such a nice-looking picture.

A NASA spacecraft has given humanity a breathtaking, Mars-eye view of Earth and its moon.