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Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

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Waving at the universe (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, or in this case 1,400 pictures are worth a few words. Here is the collage of images uploaded by people across the planet for NASA’s Cassini ‘Wave at Saturn’ event on July 19th 2013, while Cassini snapped Earth in turn, as a teeny, tiny dot of light seen from the outer solar system.

Pictures uploaded from across the globe, a moment in time on July 19th 2013 (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

 

You can go get the full resolution version here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for the real view from Saturn, the mosaic is still being assembled…

Caleb A. Scharf About the Author: Caleb Scharf is the director of Columbia University's multidisciplinary Astrobiology Center. He has worked in the fields of observational cosmology, X-ray astronomy, and more recently exoplanetary science. His latest book is 'Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos', and he is working on 'The Copernicus Complex' (both from Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.) Follow on Twitter @caleb_scharf.

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    This is very interesting. It’s amazing to see how many people appreciate astronomy and the planets.

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