Old 19-06-2013, 10:17 AM
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Eclipse of the sun from Saturn

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Something great, something big, something very special that's never happened before is about to happen!

On July 19, 2013 [July 20 Australian time], NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be turned to image Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the sun, as it has done twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit.

But this time will be very different. This time, the images to be collected will capture, in natural color, a glimpse of our own planet next to Saturn and its rings on a day that will be the first time Earthlings know in advance their picture will be taken from a billion miles away.

It will be a day for people all over the globe to celebrate together the extraordinary achievements that have made such an interplanetary photo session possible. And it will be a day to celebrate life on the Pale Blue Dot.

A new Captain's Log that expresses the significance of this event and how you can participate in it can be found in the usual place on ...


You can also find graphics showing where Earth will be relative to Saturn and what portion of the Earth will be illuminated during the picture-taking event at ...


Our planet, of course, will only be a blue point of light as seen from Saturn. But it, and we, are unique in all the solar system, and that is worth a lot.


Carolyn Porco
Cassini Imaging Team Leader
Director, CICLOPS
Boulder, CO

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