The picture is being shared online following the landing of NASA's Perseverance rover.
The panorama was taken by navigational cameras on the Mars rover and "stitched together" from six images after they were beamed back to Earth.
Millions of people have already signed up for the chance to have their name in space.
The space rock will be travelling dozens of times faster than a bullet when it makes a close approach to our planet.
There are a total of 23 cameras aboard the rover that landed on the Red Planet on Thursday.
Speculation grew on social media this week after Breaking Defense magazine reported Nelson was a possible candidate due to his "strong relationship" with the president.
The billionaire technologist, who has long envisioned human travel to the red planet, made the comment on Twitter after NASA posted a video showing its team members celebrating the touchdown.
"Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life," Mohan announced to the world after the rover's successful landing.
The unmanned spacecraft made it to Mars on Thursday after a long, seven-month trip.
The NASA craft lands this afternoon and will immediately set to searching for evidence of water.
The Perseverance rover is scheduled to touch down on Mars at approximately 3:55 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 18.
"If there's one thing we know, it's that landing on Mars is never easy," NASA Associate Administrator for Communications Marc Etkind said.
At the time of close approach, the asteroid will be travelling at around 30,000 miles per hour.
The UAE's interplanetary mission is the first undertaken by an Arab nation.
The giant space rock will make a close approach to our planet on March 21. About 25,000 near-Earth objects have been identified so far, according to NASA.
Based on its brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid measures between around 2,500 feet and 5,500 feet across.
On February 1, the object will come "very close" to our planet.
During this flyby, the asteroid will be traveling at a staggering speed of roughly 40,400 miles per hour, which is around 20 times faster than a rifle bullet.
The object will come within around 139,500 miles of our planet.
Estimated costs have soared by 45 percent since 2014, with auditors finding that one site near Los Angeles could cost almost $800 million.
The space rocks will make their close approaches on January 23 and 25.
The space rock, estimated to measure up to 1,345 feet in diameter, is set to pass Earth on January 17.
The best time to view the Quadrantids for observers in North America will be during the predawn hours of Sunday morning.
Zombies, asteroids, earthquakes, famine and more were mentioned—oh, and the end of the world.
The space rock will be travelling at a speed of more than 22,000 miles per hour.
The gas giants appeared to come closer than they had done for almost 400 years on Monday, days before Christmas.
Elon Musk's company is sending the spy satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.
In case you missed today's total solar eclipse that lasted all of two minutes, here is a glimpse at the awe-inspiring phenomenon that's only seen in the same spot once every 375 years.
"This is a huge cyber espionage campaign targeting the U.S. government and its interests," said one source familiar with the matter.
The object, which is estimated to measure between 15-33 feet across, was discovered on September 17, 2020.