PIA02570: Earth Mars Comparison
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Galileo
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 2800 x 1824 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Addition Date: 2000-11-03
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02570.tif (5.946 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02570.jpg (269.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This composite image of Earth and Mars was created to allow viewers to gain a better understanding of the relative sizes of the two planets. The Earth image was acquired from the Galileo orbiter at about 6:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.3 million miles from the planet during the first of two Earth flybys on its way to Jupiter. The Mars image was acquired by the Mars Global Surveyor in April of 1999.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-11-03