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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 22, 2013

Earth waves at Saturn

A collage of 1400+ images of people waving at the Cassini spacecraft on July 19.

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Image credit: NASA?JPL-Caltech

Image credit: NASA?JPL-Caltech

On July 19, 2013, the Cassini spacecraft pointed its camera back at Earth to take our picture from the Saturn system. NASA encouraged everyone to smile, wave, and snap a photo of our own. From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states, people shared more than 1,400 images of themselves, via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google+ and email. As a tribute to the people of Earth, NASA assembled this collage from the shared images, using an image of Earth as the base image.

And here’s something really cool: Go here and click “+” and you can look at all the individual images.

Here’s the picture Cassini took of Earth on July 19

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