Earth and the moon from Cassini and Messenger
These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini and Messenger spacecraft taken on July 19, 2013.
In the Cassini image, the wide-angle camera has captured Saturn's rings, Earth, and the moon in the same frame. Earth, which is nearly 900 million miles away in this image, appears as a blue dot at center right. The moon can be seen as a fainter dot off to the right side.
In the Messenger image, taken from about 61 million miles away, Earth and the moon appear as a pair of bright star-like features.
July 22, 2013 4:42 PM PDT
Photo by: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
| Caption by: James Martin
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