Mars Surveyor Snaps Pics of Earth, Jupiter

Some really cool pics of Earth and Jupiter as seen by the Mars Surveyor orbiting Mars.

The bright area at the top of the image of Earth is cloud cover over central and eastern North America. Below that, a darker area includes Central America and the Gulf of Mexico. The bright feature near the center-right of the crescent Earth consists of clouds over northern South America. The image also shows the Earth-facing hemisphere of the Moon, since the Moon was on the far side of Earth as viewed from Mars.