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Our Island Home

From New Atlas:
“The Cassini mission to the Saturnian system is drawing to a close, but the spacecraft still had enough pluck to send a postcard back to its home planet featuring a image of Earth shot from between Saturn’s rings. Cassini took the picture on April 12, when it was 870 million mi (1.4 billion k) away from Earth.

NASA released the photo yesterday. While it’s impossible to tell from such a distance, the space agency says that the southern Atlantic Ocean was facing Saturn when the photo was snapped.”

A facebook friend reminded me of this quote from the Book of Common Prayer, which is so appropriate for Earth Day 2017:
“At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.”

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About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature photography. Using a standard point-and-shoot camera, I celebrate the nature found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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