NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures Image of Earth, Moon From Within Rings of Saturn

Posted on:22 Apr 2017 10:04:11
NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures Image of Earth, Moon From Within Rings of Saturn
22 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • NASA released a photo taken from the Cassini spacecraft that shows a tiny-looking Earth from the view between Saturn’s icy rings.

  • The image was taken from the spacecraft on April 12, when Cassini was approximately 870 million miles from Earth.

  • A zoomed-in version of the same photo also shows Earth’s moon visible to the planet’s left.

  • The Cassini mission is a joint project involving NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency; it is managed by the Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory.The mission is set to end on Sept. 15, with the spacecraft crashing into Saturn.



  • NASA released a photo taken from the Cassini spacecraft that shows a tiny-looking Earth from the view between Saturn’s icy rings.

  • The image was taken from the spacecraft on April 12, when Cassini was approximately 870 million miles from Earth.

  • A zoomed-in version of the same photo also shows Earth’s moon visible to the planet’s left.

  • The Cassini mission is a joint project involving NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency; it is managed by the Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory.The mission is set to end on Sept. 15, with the spacecraft crashing into Saturn.


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