Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This is How We Look to the Neighbours

Here's a fascinating photograph showing how Earth appears from Saturn.   The image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

We're that blue dot just below the bottom ring.  We are indeed the "pale blue dot" mentioned by Carl Sagan in 1990.   Here's another, black and white, of Earth and our moon taken by Cassini.

These photographs were made possible when Saturn briefly shaded Cassini from the sun's rays.

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