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Author:  J Kaufman [ Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Today's scientific insight

When you take a picture of something from way, way, far away, it looks itty-bitty. Who knew?

Smaller, paler Earth unveiled in new NASA photo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 22 (Reuters) - A robotic space
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probe nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion km) from Earth
turned its gaze away from Saturn and its entourage of moons to
take a picture of its home planet, NASA said on Monday.

The resulting image shows Earth as a very small, blue-tinged
dot - paler and tinier than in other photos - overshadowed by
the giant Saturn's rings in foreground.

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