A distant blue planet
9/22/2006 ,

view of Earth along with view of Saturn's rings

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute


NASA recently published a stunning image, obtained by the Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft. The image shows our blue living planet, Earth, through the magnificent rings of Saturn.


Earth shows up as a pale blue dot. A magnified version of this image shows the Moon as a faint protrusion. Cassini was looking down on the Atlantic and western coast of North Africa.


Further reading

Cassini-Huygens Mission




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