For the very first time, NASA released an image that captures not only Saturn – with its moons and rings – but also Earth. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft caught a snapshot of the two planets on July 19, when the Saturn blocked the sun. It is a rare treat because with the sun so close to Earth, targeting an image of it would damage the sensors of the spacecraft. NASA released the image of the blue planet seen on Saturn’s lower right, with Venus on the upper left, and Mars as a faint red dot to the left of Venus. NASA said this is the first time that all 4 planets are visible. It was made possible by the July solar eclipse.
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