Perspectives: All of us, all of our times, in a few pixels
If the traffic seems insufferable, and your flight has gone, is delayed, or outright cancelled, don’t you wish you were somewhere else?
This is us, from almost unimaginable perspectives. All of us, all of our times, our histories, and our civilisations, yet perhaps not all of our story, but its starting point.
The perspective on the left is from under the rings of Saturn, while the vast bulk of the outer planet eclipses the glare of the sun, and renders our planet, and its moon, visible to Cassini the space mission which is surveying Saturn, its moons and its intricate orbiting discs.
On the right, the earth and moon are seen from Messenger, the Mercury orbiter, which is turning its cameras away from the innermost planet to the sun to search for any micro moons that may be orbiting it.
For a detailed explanation, visit the Astronomy Picture of the Day here.