Saturday, 22 April 2017

Earth from a Billion Miles Away

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured an incredible final image of Earth from a billion miles away during its orbit of Saturn’s rings.

The space probe was facing Earth’s Southern Atlantic Ocean, some 870 million miles (1.4 billion km) away, when the image of was captured on April 12, says Nasa.
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See that dot between 's rings? That's us. All of us, in Cassini's last view of Earth, a billion miles away. 
In a zoomed-in version of the image, Earth’s moon is also clearly visible, seeming to float alongside our bright planet in the dark vastness of space.
Zoom into Cassini’s last view of Earth(below) and you can also see the moon – a smaller, fainter dot to the left.

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