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Portrait of Earth from Saturn a reminder of just how amazing we are - CSMonitor.com

Portrait of Earth from Saturn a reminder of just how amazing we are

Photos of the Year 2013 - The Wall Street Journal. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this wide-angle image on July 19 of Saturn's rings, Earth, indicated by the white arrow, and Earth's moon.

This rare image taken on July 19, 2013, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft has shows Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. At the time, Cassini was 2013 from a distance of about 898.414 million miles (1.445858 billion kilometers) from Earth. It is only one footprint in a mosaic of 33 footprints covering the entire Saturn ring system (including Saturn itself) taken by Cassini's wide-angle camera.

Epic NASA Photos of Earth from Saturn & Mercury Give Us Perspective

Imagine All the People are there on that tiny dot when Cassini Looked Back at Earth. Like the man said, "We are a minor species in the galaxy!

Comet Ikeya-Seki in 1966

Comet Ikeya-Seki - taken from Kitt Peak at dawn in Tohono O'odham Nation, Arizona, US on October 1965

I missed it but I hope you saw it!!!!!  Scott MacNeill created this wonderful composite image of 2013 Perseid meteors at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA. We love this image, because you can see the meteors coming from their radiant point in the constellation Perseus. Thank you, Scott! Visit Scott’s website, Exit Pupil Creative Workshop

2013 Perseids Radiant Point: A composite shot of Perseid meteors emanating from the meteor shower radiant point. This composite features 9 total Perseid meteors. Credit and copyright: Scott MacNeill.

Airglow is a faint glow of the night sky. It's beautiful, but it's bothersome for astronomers.

A truly powerful image generates questions. The incredible night photos and time-lapse movies NASA has been sharing with us provoke questions about our planet.

NASA has released a stunning video taken from the International Space Station that shows the Milky Way and lightning storms over Africa.

Breathtaking Space Video Shows Milky Way, Lightning Over Africa

ISS video of the Milky Way and storms over Africa. The beauty of our planet hardly gets better than this.

A dashboard camera, on a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to Chelyabinsk region, Russia on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 shows a meteorite contrail. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains, causing sharp explosions and injuring dozens of people. (AP Photo/Nasha Gazeta, www.ng.kz)

Russian Region Begins Recovery from Meteor Fall

Photo handout Nasha Gazeta][/caption] by Jason Kendall, HTE Space Writer and .

How to Spot and Track Satellites.... welcome to the wonderful and highly addicting world of satellite tracking!

A 10 second DSLR exposure of a bright pass of the International Space Station.

Newly discovered three-star system to challenge Einstein’s theory of General Relativity

Danish astrophysicist solves mystery about old stars


If you looked up into the sky last night, you may have witnessed an annular solar eclipse, when the moon does not completely block the sun, but leaves a fi

ScienceCasts: Amazing Sunset Sky Show. Look west for Venus / Jupiter conjunction on June 30 2015 @ dusk

Amazing Sunset Sky Show - NASA Science Venus and Jupiter are converging for a must-see close encounter at the end of June. It could be the best backyard sky show of

Moon and Venus on June 23, 2014, as captured by Daniel McVey in Silverthorne, Colorado.

Moon and Venus on June as captured by Daniel McVey in Silverthorne, Colorado.