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Earth, as seen from 900 million miles away (with new photos)

Need a little perspective in your life? Take a look at these images of Earth as seen from almost 900 million miles away.

In these new images released by NASA, our planet is dwarfed by Saturn's breathtaking rings, and shows up as just a pale blue dot -- a tiny asterisk beneath Saturn's striking beauty.

The dot is so small, it would seem insignificant if you didn't know you were looking at our own watery home.

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by Anonymousreply 4707/24/2013

I can see my house

by Anonymousreply 107/23/2013

We're all losers. Me. Shakespeare. Equally meaningless.

by Anonymousreply 207/23/2013

Yeah, that's the lesson to take from that, R2.

by Anonymousreply 307/23/2013

Why don't we have rings? Or do we?

by Anonymousreply 407/23/2013

I hope our rings are made of space-cheese.

by Anonymousreply 507/23/2013

I love R3.

by Anonymousreply 607/23/2013

Saturn is creepy.

by Anonymousreply 707/23/2013

So's Uranus.

by Anonymousreply 807/23/2013

Why can't our planet have rings? We'd be the prettiest planet in the solar system.

by Anonymousreply 907/23/2013

R9 I would guess we dont have rings because relative to our size, we have a fairly large moon which acts like a giant carpet sweeper, pulling in any objects that would form rings. Also, we are too close to the sun. The rings of Saturn are made mostly of ice.

by Anonymousreply 1007/23/2013

R9, which one is the prettiest now?

by Anonymousreply 1107/23/2013

God is angry because two men on that speck are having sex with each other.

by Anonymousreply 1207/23/2013

R2 wins.

Come OD next to me R2. Who needs this shit? We're meaningless!

by Anonymousreply 1307/23/2013

Yet you remember my name, 400 years on.

by Anonymousreply 1407/23/2013

Talk about far out!

by Anonymousreply 1507/23/2013

I think the pictures are kind of peaceful. I find great comfort in being insignificant, it means my problems aren't that big either.

by Anonymousreply 1607/23/2013

The earth surrounded by nothing but darkness, floating in it. Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 1707/23/2013

What did you people expect it to look like??

by Anonymousreply 1807/23/2013

I can see Russia....

by Anonymousreply 1907/23/2013

Saturn don't look so hot from here...

by Anonymousreply 2007/23/2013

I can see that friggin royal baby...

by Anonymousreply 2107/23/2013

The Earth and the Moon are SO tiny.

by Anonymousreply 2207/23/2013

Its kind of cool to think about it, but by the time these pictures were seen by humans, it was like looking back in time. It took almost ten minutes for the light from earth to reach Saturn, then another almost ten minutes for the signal from the space craft to arrive back at earth.

by Anonymousreply 2307/23/2013

Aren't all pictures like looking back in time??

by Anonymousreply 2407/23/2013

Just think of how much there is out there to explore... We will never get bored, with all the things to do in this vast, possibly infinite Universe.

by Anonymousreply 2507/23/2013

I never thought of it that way, R24, but yes, you're absolutely right.

by Anonymousreply 2607/23/2013

Earth has no rings because no one liked it enough to put a ring on it.

by Anonymousreply 2707/23/2013

R24 To some degree yes. Obviously with most pictures you are. But when you get a live feed you are getting something that is very close to the present time. This is only less than 20 minutes, but its still kind of cool.

R22 Whats even cooler is you really see how far the moon is from us. A lot of people mistakenly think the moon is closer than it really is.

by Anonymousreply 2807/23/2013

Why would aliens even bother to come to earth with so many other places to explore in the universe? You can barely even find earth out there.

by Anonymousreply 2907/23/2013

Look closely. Is that crimson hue the US red states or Donald Trump's scalp?

by Anonymousreply 3007/23/2013

I guess I've always figured the moon was far away from earth.

by Anonymousreply 3107/23/2013

R29, because we've been bombarding space with radio waves and aliens - if they can detect them - may be curious to know from where they're originating?

by Anonymousreply 3207/23/2013

Girls, girls, you're both pretty.

Besides, our planet is the only blue one. So there.

by Anonymousreply 3307/23/2013

I thought Neptune was blue.

by Anonymousreply 3407/23/2013

r23, where did you get the idea it was 10 minutes? It takes nearly 10 minutes for light to get to us from the sun, it takes over an hour for light to get to us from Saturn.

by Anonymousreply 3507/24/2013

Gayle!! Find out where this picture was taken and with what equipment. Buy it. We're going to use it from now on.

Damn, I look THIN in that photo. I look good!

by Anonymousreply 3607/24/2013

We're an unremarkable star towards the outer edges of our galaxy.

In other words, meh.

by Anonymousreply 3707/24/2013

In the comment section on the LA Times website someone mistook the white arrow pointing to Earth as a big meteor.

by Anonymousreply 3807/24/2013

Yay! New desktop wallpaper!

by Anonymousreply 3907/24/2013

"We're an unremarkable star towards the outer edges of our galaxy."

Better than being in the center of our galaxy...

by Anonymousreply 4007/24/2013

R32 Our noise is only a little more than 100 light years out now. Once it reaches more populated turf, we may get some company.

by Anonymousreply 4107/24/2013

...and fictional!

by Anonymousreply 4407/24/2013

No, R42, but his neck mole is clearly visible.

by Anonymousreply 4507/24/2013

Saturn is saying "Gross, that's where Rosie O'Donnell lives".

by Anonymousreply 4607/24/2013

How about you finish with me first since you know even less about me? I'm right here ya know!

by Anonymousreply 4707/24/2013
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