Monday, August 20, 2018

Earth & Moon with Saturn's Rings | NASA Cassini

A Tribute to Carl Sagan
Processed using calibrated red, green, and blue filtered images of Earth and Saturn's Rings taken by the Cassini spacecraft on April 13, 2017. Earth's Moon is also visible above Earth. Though processed using red, green, and blue filters, this should not be taken as fully true color.

Carl Edward Sagan (1934–1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences.
Watch: https://youtu.be/oY59wZdCDo0

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.

The Cassini-Huygens mission was a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, managed the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center was based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/CICLOPS/Kevin M. Gill
Image Date: April 13, 2017
Release Date: August 14, 2018


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