Wonderful, wonderful, sublime magic … Earth seen from space. Last Friday, July 19, 2013, the Cassini probe took two photographs of the Earth as it is in orbit around the planet Saturn. These images, released today, Tuesday, July 23 by NASA show the Earth and the Moon 1.5 billion miles away. For the first time, Cassini was able to take a distinct snapshot of the two elements and not a bunk to another, says NASA, the U.S. space agency.

“We can not distinguish between continents or humans on this portrait of the Earth, but this pale blue dot is a quick summary of who we are that on July 19,” said Linda Spilker, scientist involved in the project Cassini Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA in Pasadena, California. You should know that when this photo was taken by Cassini, 20,000 people were – on Earth – saluting the probe through a communication operation organized by NASA

. “Cassini This photo reminds us how small our planet is”

“Cassini This photo reminds us that our world is small in the vastness that is space. It also shows the ingenuity of the citizens of this small planet to send a robotic spacecraft so far from it to study Saturn and Earth observation remote, “said Linda Spilker.

At the same time, another probe, Messenger, atour orbit of Mercury the closest planet to the Sun, took a black and white Earth and its satellite, the Moon. This image was taken at 98 million miles away.