On July NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a rare image of Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon. The latest attempt at the Pale Blue Dot photo but closer and with much better equipment and perspective.
FINE-SCALE WAVES IN SATURN'S RINGS Cassini took this photo on June close to periapsis on its seventh "Grand Finale" orbit, when it passed between the planet and the rings. It has been cleaned of cosmic ray hits and detector noise.
Saturn eclipsing the sun, with the Earth visible in the upper left section of Saturn's rings. In NASA's robotic Cassini spacecraft drifted in Saturn's shadow for about 12 hours and Cassini saw a view unlike any other. The rings light up so much tha