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Jul 20 2013

Say “Cheese” to Cassini

PaleBlueBlot

“From its perch in the Saturn system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took pictures of Earth from nearly 900 million miles (nearly 1.5 billion kilometers) today. To celebrate the first time the public has had advance notice that Earth’s portrait was being taken from interplanetary distances, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other Earthlings elsewhere gathered to wave at Saturn on July 19. Cassini took pictures of Earth between 2:27 and 2:42 p.m. PDT today.”

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  1. 1
    thebookofdave

    I can’t make any of them out from this distance. It looks just like a pale blue dot.

  2. 2
    jasonfailes

    I can see my house from here!

  3. 3
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    A Pale Blue Dot indeed – As Carl Sagan put it :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbq0WYnph0w

    There are quite a few youtube clips of that poetic section from the eponymous Sagan book but this one is my favourite.

  4. 4
    CaitieCat, getaway driver

    I can see Russia from my house now!

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