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True-color composite view of Earth and Moon from Saturn, New PDS source
palebutdot
post Aug 15 2019, 01:22 PM
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Attached are true-color composite views of Earth and Moon from Saturn was captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on 19th July, 2013. Cassini’s narrow-angle camera took the 9 raw images (in red, green, and blue visible light) used to create these 3 photographs from approximately 898,410,414 miles (1,445,851,410 kilometers) away:
https://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search/?fq...ini&q=*%3A*

Also find attached a Gif version of the three composite frames.

Interestingly, this was the original Voyager "pale blue dot" photo envisioned by Carl Sagan, but was postponed due to NASA bureaucracy until Voyager 1 exited the Solar System:
“The Voyagers were guaranteed to work only until the Saturn encounter. I thought it might be a good idea, just after Saturn, to have them take one last glance homeward. From Saturn, I knew, the Earth would appear too small for Voyager to make out any detail. Our planet would be just a point of light, a lonely pixel, hardly distinguishable from the many other points of light Voyager could see, nearby planets and far-off suns. But precisely because of the obscurity of our world thus revealed, such a picture might be worth having.”
-Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
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