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Taking Earth's Picture from Nearly 900 Million Miles Away

Taking Earth's Picture from Nearly 900 Million Miles Away
June 18, 2013
 

This simulated view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the expected positions of Saturn and Earth on July 19, 2013, around the time Cassini will take Earth's picture. Cassini will be about 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away from Earth at the time. That distance is nearly 10 times the distance from the sun to Earth.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech




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