20 July 2013
A Lonely Speck In The Great Enveloping Cosmic Dark
Posted by Dan Satterfield
Hat tip to Maksim Kakitsev who processed the raw images before NASA even. Here is the image of Earth and Saturn taken by Cassini around 5:30 PM Friday July 19, 2013. The sun was behind Saturn, and Earth is the bright pixel below the rings. This is the second version taken by Cassini showing our small spinning fragment of solar driftwood..
The first image like this was taken by Voyager as it left the solar system. In case you have never read or listened to Car Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot before, It’s below.