The rings of Saturn are about 10 meters thick. Yet they light up the solar system with wonder and awe. In this NASA image, the Earth is seen from the Cassini spacecraft through a gap in the rings of Saturn. It’s an encore of the famous Pale Blue Dot image of Earth seen from 6 billion km away back in 1990. In this new image, if you look closely, Earth’s moon is also visible. As astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson might say, this one photo provides a substantial cosmic perspective. We are tiny. We are alone. This is the only home we have.

Check It Out: Earth, Pale White Dot, Seen From Saturn’s Rings

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  1. Old UNIX Guy

    So what? Who cares if this is the only home we’ve got? I say drill baby drill and burn baby burn and pollute baby pollute. Make America Great Again.

    And besides all that I don’t like Al Gore and the last article you published had a picture that doesn’t look anything like him. He’s older and fatter now and I’m going to make fun of his appearance.

    What? Yes, I do believe Trump when he says he fired Comey over the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. Why do you ask?

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