Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A "GOD's-Eye" View: Everyone On Earth Say "Cheese"!

Here is a "GOD's-Eye" view of our planetary home-sweet-home, courtesy of the Cassini Orbiter Spacecraft!

In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.

Can you see us? If not, here is a handy giant white arrow pointing us out:
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Earth, which is 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away in this image, appears as a blue dot; the moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off earth's right side. The other bright dots nearby are stars.

GOD does nice work, doesn't HE? It is just as the Psalmists expressed it:
"When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place — What is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him?  Yet you have made him little less than a god, crowned him with glory and honor." Psalm 8:4-6

"The heavens declare the glory of GOD; the sky proclaims its Builder's craft.  One day to the next conveys that message; one night to the next imparts that knowledge.  There is no word or sound; no voice is heard; Yet their report goes forth through all the earth, their message, to the ends of the world. GOD has pitched there a tent for the sun; it comes forth like a bridegroom from his chamber, and like an athlete joyfully runs its course.  From one end of the heavens it comes forth; its course runs through to the other; nothing escapes its heat."
Psalm 19:1-6

"Hallelujah! I How good to celebrate our GOD in song; how sweet to give fitting praise.
The LORD ... Numbers all the stars, calls each of them by name.  Great is our LORD, vast in power, with wisdom beyond measure."
Psalm 147:1-5
This is only the third time ever that Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system, and the first time that inhabitants of Earth knew in advance that their planet would be imaged.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.  
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