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(Fox News)   Here's the photograph that the Cassini spacecraft took of Earth from 900 million miles away. Can you find yourself?   (foxnews.com) divider line 16
    More: Followup, Cassini Spacecraft, Cassini, Earth, Pale Blue Dot, raw images, telephoto lens, Carl Sagan, spacecrafts  
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2013-07-22 08:19:26 PM
4 votes:
2013-07-22 10:19:18 PM
2 votes:
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov

Earth and moon.  Makes it seem even more awesome that we actually sat foot on our moon.


/suck it moon hoax believers
2013-07-22 08:44:46 PM
2 votes:
oi43.tinypic.com
2013-07-22 08:19:51 PM
2 votes:
For the farkers who have foxnews corp and their companies banned...
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-229
2013-07-23 08:30:45 AM
1 votes:

THE GREAT NAME: My goodness, Carl Sagan does talk a lot of sentimental twaddle doesn't he.


This.
2013-07-23 08:00:05 AM
1 votes:
My goodness, Carl Sagan does talk a lot of sentimental twaddle doesn't he.
2013-07-23 01:31:56 AM
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: Whiskey Dickens: Just did the division, and I think the moon should be about 29-30 earth-diameters away. I don't think it looks like that in the picture. What's the dealio?

You're viewing the circular orbit at a shallow angle. Depending on where the moon is along that orbit, the projected distance can be much less than the true radius.


Also, the limit of resolution on the image appears to be causing the apparent diameters of the Earth and moon to bloom, making them appear larger than they are.
2013-07-23 01:08:27 AM
1 votes:

thoughtpol: so they asked people to smile, right?  but did they name a time 8 minutes before it actually took the photo?


Actually, they did!
2013-07-23 12:38:34 AM
1 votes:

Whiskey Dickens: Just did the division, and I think the moon should be about 29-30 earth-diameters away. I don't think it looks like that in the picture. What's the dealio?


You're viewing the circular orbit at a shallow angle. Depending on where the moon is along that orbit, the projected distance can be much less than the true radius.
2013-07-22 10:49:19 PM
1 votes:
The science desk at FoxNews.com must be the loneliest place in the world.
2013-07-22 10:32:48 PM
1 votes:
Screw FOX News links.
2013-07-22 08:34:08 PM
1 votes:
That's my new desktop background. I prefer this picture to the original pale blue dot.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA17171.jpg  is just the picture.
2013-07-22 06:47:42 PM
1 votes:
I never gave permission to NASA to use my likeness to promote their "space program."  I shall seek damages, and have this photograph removed from public view.
2013-07-22 06:43:07 PM
1 votes:
I can see my house!
2013-07-22 06:35:14 PM
1 votes:
There I am.
2013-07-22 06:34:03 PM
1 votes:
Dammit. I blinked. Can we do another?
 
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