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View of Earth and Mars from Lunar Orbit | NASA - When the spacecraft’s LROC camera captured this image, Earth was about 376,687 kilometers (234,062 miles) away from LRO and Mars was 112.5 million kilometers away. - Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University - via Friends of NASA

Normally, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has its cameras fixed on the surface of the Moon. But on May flight engineers directed the spacecraft to turn back for a quick look at Earth and one of our closest planetary neighbors—Mars.