People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by
"Thanks to all of you, near and far, old and young, who joined the Cassini mission in marking the first time inhabitants of Earth had advance notice that our picture was being taken from interplanetary distances," said
The images came from 40 countries and 30 U.S. states via Twitter,
From its perch in the Saturn system, Cassini took a picture of Earth as part of a larger set of images it was collecting of the Saturn system. Scientists are busy putting together the color mosaic of the Saturn system, which they expect will take at least several more weeks to complete. The scientists who study Saturn's rings are poring over visible-light and infrared data obtained during that campaign.
For more information on the Wave at Saturn campaign, visit: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/waveatsaturn .
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of
For more information about the Cassini mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.
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