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
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
Units away at the time, so it took light from all the waving
Earth dwellers just
over 80 minutes to travel there.
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Download and zoom in to the full-resolution (28MB jpg file)
collage image available here.