A new picture from NASA’s Cassini booster shows world Earth as a indicate of light between a icy rings of Saturn.
The booster prisoner a perspective on Apr 12, 2017, during 10:41 p.m. PDT (1:41 a.m. EDT on Apr 13). Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) divided from Earth when a picture was taken. Although distant too tiny to be manifest in a image, a partial of Earth confronting Cassini during a time was a southern Atlantic Ocean.
Earth’s moon is also manifest circuitously in a cropped, zoomed-in chronicle of a image.
The Cassini-Huygens goal is a mild plan of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and a Italian Space Agency. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages a goal for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed, grown and fabricated a Cassini orbiter.
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