The Day The Earth Smiled

Something great, something big, something very special that’s never happened before is about to happen!

On July 19, 2013, the Cassini spacecraft, currently in orbit around Saturn, will be turned to image that planet and its entire ring system during an eclipse of the sun, as it has done twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit.

But this time will be very different. This time, the images collected will capture, in natural colour, a glimpse of our own planet alongside Saturn and its rings on a day that will be the first time the Earth’s inhabitants know in advance their picture is being taken from a billion miles away.” (The Day The Earth Smiled) (YouTube)

In just under an hour, Cassini will take a picture of Saturn and Earth together. We know the precise time, so if you can, head outside and smile for the camera! 

Onwards! 

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