NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Takes Image of Earth From Saturn Orbit

Posted on July 23, 2013

NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes image of Earth from Saturn orbit


NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image of Earth from Saturn orbit on July 19th.The image has been magnified five times. Earth is the blue dot on the left and the moon is the fainter and white dot on the right. NASA says in a release that this is only the third time ever that our planet has been imaged from the outer solar system.

A larger version above the image can be seen here and another version of the image can be found here. Cassini also took an image that captures the Earth and Saturn's rings in the same frame.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes image of Earth from Saturn orbit with Saturn's rings also captured


Photos: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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