Category: Images

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First look at images from Cassini’s dive between Saturn’s rings

The first dive, which began on 26 April, takes Cassini closer than any spacecraft has been before. These Grand Finale orbits, each taking only six days, will yield a wealth of new information about Saturn. While the images are still murky, we can see what are probably shadows from the planet’s rings being cast...

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First Photo From Space

October 24, 1946, not long after the end of World War II and years before the Sputnik satellite opened the space age, a group of soldiers and scientists in the New Mexico desert saw something new and wonderful—the first pictures of Earth as seen from space. The grainy, black-and-white photos...