While traveling to Jupiter's old Trojan asteroids, NASA's Lucy spacecraft took the opportunity to record some moving images of Earth.
The pictures, which NASA released on Tuesday, serve as a reminder of how isolated our world is.
Our planet's marble is depicted with speckled clouds in a stark black-and-white photograph taken on October 15 against a background of deep space.
From a distance of 380,000 miles, Lucy took a picture of the scene (620,000 kilometers). A vista of Hadar, Ethiopia, the location of the 3.2 million-year-old
human progenitor fossil for which the spacecraft was named, can be seen in the upper left of the image, according to a statement from NASA.
The Earth image was captured by Lucy's Terminal Tracking Camera (T2CAM) system during an instrument calibration process.