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Re: Smoot
Rcurl   7/24/2013 9:12:42 PM
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Those images have got to be fakes- When you think about it, it's obvious- There hasn't been enough time for the film to be back from being processed!  

Duane Benson
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Poor, poor Messenger
Duane Benson   7/23/2013 4:10:23 PM
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Apparently, the Messenger probe, currently orbiting Mercury was also taking a picture of the Earth, and Presumably Saturn, at about the same time. Poor Messenger. Cassini gets all of the glory.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: The pale blue dot
Max The Magnificent   7/22/2013 2:35:33 PM
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@Garcia: You have made me remember the history of how Carl Sagan managed to convince the NASA to reverse the Voyager and take a picture to the Earth

Carl Sagan was a great man -- he instilled so much enthusiasm into everything he did and -- by that -- set a lot of young people heading to careers in science and technology.

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Re: Smoot
Max The Magnificent   7/22/2013 2:32:47 PM
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@Susan: Yet, some people may be beyond hope.

Oh, so cynical for one so young :-)

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Re: Smoot
Susan Rambo   7/22/2013 2:22:55 PM
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@Max, From what I've heard, everyone who has gone into space and seen the Earth below them has undergone a life-changing experience (even bigger that when I first discovered the power of beer).

Maybe for most people. Yet, some people may be beyond hope. I can see the jokes on Saturn now: is that really earth-shine or is that just so-and-so's (--insert favorite boviator's name here--) ego glowing?

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Re: Smoot
Max The Magnificent   7/22/2013 2:14:59 PM
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@Susan: We really look very small from Saturn's perspective.

From what I've heard, everyone who has gone into space and seen the Earth below them has undergone a life-changing experiance (even bigger that when I first discovered the power of beer).

I woudl love to have a spaceship equipped with a "faster than thought" drive and to be able to zip around the solar system -- the Milky Way -- and the universe to just "see stuff"!!!

Susan Rambo
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Re: Smoot
Susan Rambo   7/22/2013 12:11:33 PM
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Thanks, Max. We really look very small from Saturn's perspective. 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Smoot
Max The Magnificent   7/22/2013 11:15:18 AM
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@Susan: Here are the first ones...

 

http://earthsky.org/todays-image/earth-and-moon-from-saturn?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fullsite+(EarthSky)

Max The Magnificent
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Re: I missed it, sadly
Max The Magnificent   7/22/2013 11:13:00 AM
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@kfield: ...but, really, do you have a bad side??


You make a good point :-)

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