Earth Photobombs Saturn

NASA's Cassini took a gorgeous photo of Saturn, with our own planet in the background

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A remarkable image released by NASA Tuesday displays Saturn, a behemoth among the planets, in all its many-ringed glory. The high-resolution image, spanning a jaw-dropping 404,880 miles of planet and space, is a mosaic of 141 photos taken by a camera aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

At the bottom right of the planet in the image, nestled in the background between Saturn’s blue outer ring and the golden inner rings, is a tiny speck — a “mote of dust,” as Carl Sagan once said. That’s us.

According to NASA, this represents the first time the people of Earth were warned before someone snapped a picture of them from outer space. Did you say cheese?

Click HERE to see a the big, high-res, unlabeled photo from NASA.

3 comments
Tiger-Pi
Tiger-Pi

A beautiful picture of our   Solar family.  Somewhere hidden in between are  Planet Earth and the Moon, fragile and small against the vast cosmos. Thank You NASA and  Cassini.  You have punctured our bloated egos that we are the 'Masters of creation'. 

borg
borg

That is not a photo. Nasa thinks we are idiots? lol

hipfan
hipfan

@borg yeah, have a laugh ... it's made up of many photos ... forget nasa ... idiots always identify themselves ... lol..