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Photo Of The Day: The Earth From Saturn

Sky News reports:
The Cassini spacecraft has captured a rare image of Earth taken hundreds of millions of miles away from the outer Solar System. The picture was captured on July 19 by the probe's wide-angle camera from a distance of 900 million miles. Magnifying the image five times reveals not only the Earth but also the Moon, a fainter smudge to the right of the planet. Dr Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at the American space agency Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, US, said: "We may not be able to see individual continents or people in this portrait of Earth, but this pale blue dot is a succinct summary of who we were on July 19.
(Tipped by JMG reader Kevin)

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