The Day the Earth Smiled – stunning photo from Saturn by Cassini spacecraft

Phineas Fahrquar:

This is just way cool. *Sigh* We should have been to Saturn on a manned mission by now.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

From NASA: In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. It is only one footprint in a mosaic of 33 footprints covering the entire Saturn ring system (including Saturn itself).  At each footprint, images were taken in different spectral filters for a total of 323 images: some were taken for scientific purposes and some to produce a natural color mosaic.  This is the only wide-angle footprint that has the Earth-moon system in it.

The photo:

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