New photo of Earth between Saturn’s rings

That point of light between Saturn’s rings is Earth, captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on April 12. It is reminiscent of the last photo taken by the Voyager I spacecraft before engineers shut off its imaging systems. Carl Sagan had persuaded NASA to turn Voyager I’s cameras back toward the sun in 1990 and take the first ever “portrait of our solar system” from outside of it. Earth is just a speck in that photo too, a “pale blue dot” as Sagan called it.

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One Response to New photo of Earth between Saturn’s rings

  1. alfy says:

    Magic picture, Jim. I wonder if it’s worth sending a space probe to se if there are any signs of intelligent life there?

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