While you might think it’s easy to differentiate Earth from Mars, a European Space Agency astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, recently revealed he thought he was orbiting Mars even though it was Earth.
The image was captured by Pesquet aboard the International Space Station. Ever since its posting, the image has received over 188,000 likes and 1,100 comments. And with the bright red and orange colour visible on the planet, Earth indeed resembles the red planet, at first glance. However, you can also see the striking blue colour in the image, quickly revealing that it’s actually Earth.