Monday, July 29, 2013

An Amazing Photo of Earth and the Moon from Saturn

The Earth is the brighter (blue) dot in the center-right portion of the photo.  The Moon can be seen as a faint
protrusion off of the Earth's right side.  Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech /Space Science Institute
NASA reports that the above photo was taken on July 19, 2013 from the Cassini Spacecraft which was 753,000 miles from Saturn and 898.414 million miles from Earth.  For more information about the Cassini probe, see NASA's Cassini site at and JPL's Cassini site can be seen at  Below is the accompanying close-up frame showing Earth and the Moon.

Close-up of Earth and the Moon from Saturn.  Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute