New images from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky.

The rover’s view of its original home planet even includes our moon, just below Earth.

The distance between Earth and Mars when Curiosity took the photo was about 160-million kilometres (99-million miles).

The Mars Science Laboratory Project is using Curiosity to assess ancient habitable environments and major changes in Martian environmental conditions.

* The picture shows a view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, including Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU