Look: Cassini Photographs Earth From Deep SpaceFrom 900 million miles away, Earth looked like a tiny speck of light
This image of Earth was taken on July 19, 2013 and received on Earth July 20, 2013. The camera was about 898,414,528 miles away. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)
Our planet might have been ready for its close-up, but this particular camera wasn't going to capture that kind of image.
NASA'S Cassini spacecraft, orbiting Saturn roughly 900 million miles away, turned its camera on Earth on July 19 and captured several images of the planet, a tiny speck of light amidst the blackness of space.
The images were taken while North America was in sunlight. People gathered at observatories and elsewhere to wave toward Saturn. Many tweeted about the experience with the hashtag #WaveAtSaturn.
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