NASA; What Earth looks like from other planets…yet not a single live picture of Earth…hmmm

What Earth looks like from other planets

NASA released Cassini’s final image of Earth.
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Cassini’s last image of Earth, taken on April 12, 2017.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on the final chapter of its almost 20-year-long mission, scheduled to end September 15, 2017. While Cassini was passing by Saturn on April 12, 2017, it took one last image of Earth from Saturn, 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away.

In honor of that image, here are pictures of Earth from all the other planets so far.

Mercury

On May 6, 2010 NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft captured an image of the Earth and Moon while it was 114 million miles (183 million kilometers) from Earth.

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Mars

The image of Earth from Mars was the first shot of our planet from another. The image was taken using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on October 3, 2007 from 88 million miles (142 kilometers) from Earth. The image only shows half of the Earth and Moon because the phase angle was 98 degrees and, therefore, only illuminated half of the disks. The west coast outline of South America is visible on the lower right of Earth.

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