Thursday, September 12, 2013

earth from saturn

A few weeks ago, the Cassini spacecraft flew past Saturn. As it did so, it turned its cameras back toward earth and and snapped pictures of it, just as the Voyager 1 space craft did so in 1990. The image of the earth took about one quarter of a pixel of space on the photograph. Now Cassini-Hyguns has taken a slightly higher resolution photograph in which one can even see the moon along with the earth. But the emotional impact remains much the same....

(for the rest of the article by Dr. Charles Arand, click on the link below ...)


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