A tiny satellite on its way to Mars has opened its eyes and captured a view of home.
One of NASA's two Mars Cube One (MarCO) cubesats, which launched toward the Red Planet along with the agency's InSight lander on May 5, took a photo on May 9 to help confirm that its high-gain antenna had deployed properly.
The antenna is in the photo. And so are the moon and Earth, the latter of which appears as a pale blue dot, just as it did in a famous photo taken by NASA's Voyager 1 probe in 1990. [Launch Photos: See NASA's InSight Soar Toward Mars]
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The Earth and moon star in this first photo from Wall-E, one of NASA's two Mars Cube One cubesats, that launched with the agency's InSight Mars lander on May 5, 2018. This view of Earth and the moon was taken May 9.