— Earth Via Saturn (& Dione From Cassini)

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.

The Earth, which is 1.44 billions kilometers away in this image, appears as a blue dot in center right; the Moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off its right side.

 

The third image showcases a wide-angle view from NASA’s Cassini probe showing the Saturnian moon Dione set against the giant planet’s disk and rings on May 2.

 

Dark shadows from the edge-on rings fall on Saturn’s cloud tops in this colour composite view, assembled by the Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla.

 

Via: Iain Claridge

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