Small, And Very Far Away

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cassini messengerTwo just-released pictures of the Earth and the Moon. The first taken by NASA’s Cassini-Huygens spacecraft as it orbited Saturn – 900 million miles away – last Friday.

The second, taken last Saturday by the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury – a mere 61 million miles away – shows us from the opposite direction.

Which is so not our good side.

NASA Has Released The First Images From Cassini And Messenger’s Glimpse Of Earth Last Week (Business Insider)

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(Hat tip: Mauriac)