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The First Interplanetary Photobomb
NASA ^ | July 17, 2013 | Dr. Tony Phillips

Posted on 07/17/2013 8:12:51 PM PDT by EveningStar

Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb. On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn--and NASA wants you to jump into the shot.

"Cassini has photographed Earth before, but this will be the first time Earthlings know in advance their picture will be taken from a billion miles away," says Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. "We hope that people around the world will go outside to wave at Saturn while the photo-shoot is underway."

(Excerpt) Read more at science.nasa.gov ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; cassini; earth; nasa; photobomb; saturn; spacecraft; waveatsaturn

1 posted on 07/17/2013 8:12:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 07/17/2013 8:13:15 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

i dont know that many people waving at the sky might attract the wrong sort of attention


3 posted on 07/17/2013 8:19:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: EveningStar

What are Muslims instructed to do by NASA?


4 posted on 07/17/2013 8:21:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EveningStar

Wow, they can really take my picture, all the way from Saturn.

5 posted on 07/17/2013 8:30:14 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: EveningStar

What’s that garbage in the upper left corner?


6 posted on 07/17/2013 8:32:24 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: EveningStar

I’m going to be busy on Friday. Will there be another photobomb when Cassini reaches Uranus?


7 posted on 07/17/2013 8:35:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Moonman62; EveningStar
What’s that garbage in the upper left corner?

The new NASA LOGO.

8 posted on 07/17/2013 8:38:41 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Moonman62

It’s the outline of the Cassini spacecraft.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 8:40:08 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: EveningStar

What if I blink? Will there be a do-over?


10 posted on 07/17/2013 8:40:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Moonman62
I think I know what your thinking, but it's a sketch of the Cassini spacecraft. But still ... interesting.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 8:45:50 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

It all looks the same to me.

12 posted on 07/17/2013 9:00:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62
It does suggest Arabic script, but to me, it doesn't resemble that particular choice. Maybe closer is this one, of which I have no idea what it means. Probably something similar!


13 posted on 07/17/2013 9:17:32 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Moonman62
What’s that garbage in the upper left corner?

"Peace Be Upon Him"

14 posted on 07/17/2013 9:27:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: EveningStar
Wait, that isn't a NASA probe... it's an NSA probe. Hide inside under your aluminum foil shielding.
15 posted on 07/17/2013 9:46:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: EveningStar; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; ...

Thanks EveningStar, extra to APoD members (link is also in today's APoD).
Interplanetary Group Photo op: Be sure to smile and wave at Saturn!

16 posted on 07/18/2013 2:54:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Left to right. Chris Hadfield, Ted Cruz, and Tom Marshburn.

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17 posted on 07/18/2013 3:17:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar

What should I wear?


18 posted on 07/18/2013 4:29:25 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Doesn’t matter as long as you show Uranus.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 8:02:25 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
Doesn’t matter as long as you show Uranus.

In other words, we're going to moon Saturn?

20 posted on 07/18/2013 9:04:28 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Ole Okie

Pretty much. Right now Saturn has 62 moons. We can give it a couple billion, if only for a single photo op...


21 posted on 07/18/2013 9:09:19 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: EveningStar
Earthlings know in advance their picture will be taken from a billion miles away," says Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. "We hope that people around the world will go outside to wave at Saturn while the photo-shoot is underway."

Good Grief!

Oh well, at least it doesn't cost much.

22 posted on 07/18/2013 4:13:12 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: null and void

We need some t-shirts printed up that say something cool.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 4:56:01 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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