A mosaic of more than 1,400 images of taken around the world of people waving back at NASA’s Cassini spacecraft the day it took a picture of Earth as part of a larger mosaic of the Saturn system. The images arrived at NASA via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google+ and e-mail. Click for large version. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Are you in this photo? People around the world shared more than 1,400 images
of themselves as part of NASA’s Wave at Saturn event on July 19. Cassini used its high-resolution camera that day to snap a portrait of the pale blue dot Earth alongside the planet Saturn. Meanwhile, back on the planet, we waved back.
A small cropped portion of the mosaic pictured above. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
“While Earth is too small in the images Cassini obtained to distinguish any individual human beings, the mission has put together this collage so that we can celebrate all your waving hands, uplifted paws, smiling faces and artwork,” said Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Earth is the blue dot in this photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn on July 19, 2013 from a distance of 898 million miles (1.44 billion km). The dark side of Saturn, its bright limb, the main rings, the F ring, and the G and E rings are clearly seen. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute