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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earth Waves at Saturn
| August 24, 2013
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 08/24/2013 4:09:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: This friendly photo collage is constructed from more than 1,400 images shared by denizens of planet Earth as part of the Cassini Mission's July 19th Wave at Saturn event. The base picture of Earth corresponds to the view from the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft on that date as its own cameras recorded images including planet Earth as a pale blue dot in the background. Of course, Saturn was 9.65 Astronomical Units away at the time, so it took light from all the waving Earth dwellers just over 80 minutes to travel there. Want to smile? Download and zoom in to the full-resolution (28MB jpg file) collage image available here.
(Excerpt) Read more at 126.96.36.199 ...
TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; saturn; science
posted on 08/24/2013 4:09:06 PM PDT
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
This link is just to the big one, there's a 28 meg version as well!
The Big One
posted on 08/24/2013 4:09:56 PM PDT
(It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
I forgot to wave to Saturn.
posted on 08/24/2013 4:15:20 PM PDT
Who's the wiseguy who showed Saturn Uranus.
there, that's done
I thought Saturn went out of business.
posted on 08/24/2013 5:14:53 PM PDT
Strange when zooming in on the mosaic around the Northeast U.S. area, there's an image of some clown...
posted on 08/24/2013 7:16:32 PM PDT
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