The spacecraft for NASA’s Cassini mission is dying soon, but it’s already sent back some incredible pictures of Saturn and its moons. But its most recent image is extraordinary.
On April 12th, while it was roughly 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) from Earth, Cassini beamed back this glorious image, featuring an unprecedented view of Earth from within Saturn’s rings. Saturn’s A and F rings frame the picture, with Earth in the middle, ready for its (not so) close up. If you look really closely, in a cropped version, you can even see our moon to the left of our Pale Blue Dot. Yup, that’s us and our Moon—just two tiny specks in the solar system.
Here’s the image:
If anything, it’s some great perspective for people who think the universe was designed with them in mind.
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