Ponder This….

Earth (arrow) as photographed by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft with Saturn's rings in foreground, July 19, 2013/NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute

See that little blue dot in the image above? That’s Earth. That’s us, all of us, as photographed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft from not even that great a distance as space distances go: just 898 million miles and 3 planets away, near Saturn.

Our moon is in the shot, too. What, you can’t see it?  Here’s a blow-up.

Earth and its moon as photographed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from near Saturn, July 19, 2013/NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute

And here’s a short NASA video with music added to help put you in the mood to think big thoughts. Like: how insignificant we are in the scheme of things and how the preservation of life on our planet doesn’t matter at all, really. Except to us.

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2 Responses to Ponder This….

  1. Annette says:

    It is amazing and beautiful. We are minor in the great meaning of things.

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