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A SPACECRAFT sent on a mission to inspect comets has filmed Earth and its moon from 31 million miles away, making an alien's-eye view of our world.
The two brief sequences show the moon passing in front of Earth as it orbits.
"Making a video of Earth from so far away helps the search for other life-bearing planets in the Universe by giving insights into how a distant, Earth-like alien world would appear to us," said University of Maryland astronomer Michael A'Hearn, who leads the project..