Cassini Looks Homeward

Earth as seen by the Cassini spacecraft.  Image Credit:  NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Earth as seen by the Cassini spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

THAT’S US!

I am impressed!! Cassini returned a great picture and the mission team did a fabulous job processing the image. I mean look at it, even from 898 million miles the Earth can be easily recognized.

You know you want a desktop of this, I have mine already and it looks great.

The moon can be seen in this image but not easily or at least for me. Read the story and see all the larger versions including a Earth moon image and get your desktop version.

3 thoughts on “Cassini Looks Homeward

  1. At least the Earth can be seen from Saturn. I remember reading somewhere that at Uranus’s distance (twice as far out as Saturn), the Earth would be lost in the Sun’s glare. A hypothetical pre-technological civilization on Uranus might not even be aware of the existence of Earth let alone Venus and Mercury.

  2. WOW WOW WOW! nice to see my home. could someone tell me where i could go to another star party as i need some help with my new teleasope

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