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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 01:59

NASA has released a new image showing Earth from a never-before-seen angle


From Country Living UK

A photo can be even more impressive when taken from the right angle. And a perfect example of this is a new NASA image of Earth taken from 870 million miles away and pictured between the rings of Saturn.

NASA spacecraft captured the astonishing image of our planet, which appears as a tiny white dot much like the stars we see in the night sky. It's amazing to think we all live on this little speck!

The photo also shows Saturn's A and F rings in the foreground.

This unusual view of Earth was shot by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which flew past Saturn's biggest moon, Titan, for the final time on Saturday. Travelling by the moon's gravitational pull, the small spacecraft is enabled to explore the gas giant's rings as it is hurled into a new orbit passing through the previously unexplored area.

A zoomed in version of the image also shows our moon as a smaller grey dot beside Earth.

After nearly 20 years of travelling in space, the spacecraft is set to crash into Saturn in September.

This article was originally published in by Katie Avis-Riordan

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