Wave at Saturn! NASA's JPL
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft turned its imaging cameras to Earth, scientists, engineers and visitors at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., gathered to wave at our robotic photographer in the Saturn system on July 19, 2013. [Read the Full Story]
Comic-Con Waves at Saturn!
Dressed-up characters and space buffs gathered at San Diego Comic-Con International to wave at Saturn on July 19, 2013. They celebrated a special opportunity for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in the Saturn system to turn its cameras to image Earth. [Read the Full Story]
Wave at Saturn! The NASA Crowd
About 200 people gathered on the mall at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., to wave at Saturn on July 19, 2013. At the time NASA's Cassini spacecraft had turned to take a picture of Earth from its perch in the Saturn system. The Cassini mission gave Earthlings advance notice of its picture, marking the first time people knew in advance that their picture was being taken from interplanetary distances. [Read the Full Story]
Saturn from Earth: July 19, 2013
This series of images shows Saturn as it appeared from Earth in a telescope based in Italy on July 19, 2013. Astrophyscist Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project captured these images of Saturn at the same time NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbiting the planet was photographing Earth. [Read the Full Story]
New Yorkers Wave at Saturn
Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York gathered for a "flash mob" in Columbus Circle to wave at Saturn on July 19, 2013. [Read the Full Story]
Wave at Saturn from New York
Amateur astronomers in New York pointed and waved toward Saturn on July 19, 2013 for the Earth portrait being snapped by NASA's Cassini probe. [Read the Full Story]
The Saturn Wave from NASA's JPL
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft turned its imaging cameras to Earth, some 200 engineers, scientists and visitors at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., waved at our robotic photographer in the Saturn system on July 19, 2013. [Read the Full Story]
Wave at Saturn: England
Telescopes, telephone and tablets at the ready, a group of amateur astronomers gathers under twilight skies to wave at Saturn on July 19, 2013. Their gathering in the town of Kendal in England's Cumbria district was one of many international celebrations as Earth was imaged from deep space by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. [Read the Full Story]
Wave at Saturn: Iowa
Students and staffers gather outside the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines. They smile and wave in anticipation of their deep-space portrait session with NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the July 19, 2013, "Wave at Saturn" event. [Read the Full Story]
Wave at Saturn: How Earth Will Look
North America and part of the Atlantic Ocean are expected to be illuminated when NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a snapshot of Earth on July 19, 2013. This view is a close-up simulation. [Read the Full Story]
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