Home / Uncategorized / NASA Wants You to Wave to Saturn, Come July 19th

NASA Wants You to Wave to Saturn, Come July 19th

Get ready to smile for the camera, Cassini will be taking your picture come July 19th. Okay, so you won’t actually be visible from the image, considering it will be taken 898 million miles away from you. On July 19th Saturn’s rings will be backlit by the sun, giving us a better opportunity to study Saturn’s rings. Additionally, the image from space will also happen to include a reflection of sorts from Earth.

Earth will show up as a small, pale blue dot between Saturn’s rings, which is truly a rare occurrence.

“While Earth will be only about a pixel in size from Cassini’s vantage point … the team is looking forward to giving the world a chance to see what their home looks like from Saturn,” says Linda Spilker, a Cassini project scientist.

To attract further attention to the project, NASA is asking folks to wave to Saturn. No, not because we can actually be seen. Instead, they want us to take a picture of our wave and send it over to be adding to Saturn’s facecbook page. If the agency gets enough pics they will make a special collage to commerate the event.

So mark your calendars, boys and girls!

* Due to an error in the original article, this piece has been re-written. Sorry for any confusion! *




About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


    SHOWS THE UNIVERSE CANNOT BE ETERNAL because it could not have
    sustained itself eternally due to the law of entropy (increasing energy
    decay, even in an open system). Einstein confirmed that space, matter,
    and time all had a beginning. Even time had a beginning! Time is not
    eternal. Popular evolutionary scientist Stephen Hawking admits that the
    universe came from nothing but he believes that nothing became something
    by a natural process yet to be discovered. That’s not rational thinking
    at all, and it also would be making the effect greater than its cause
    to say that nothing created something. The beginning had to be of
    supernatural origin because natural laws and processes do not have the
    ability to bring something into existence from nothing. The supernatural
    cannot be proved by science but science points to a supernatural
    intelligence for the origin and order of the universe. Where did God
    come from? God, being infinite, didn’t need a beginning or cause, and
    God is not under the law of entropy. Read my Internet article: HOW

    Visit my newest Internet site: THE SCIENCE SUPPORTING CREATION

    Babu G. Ranganathan*
    (B.A. Bible/Biology)


    *I have given successful lectures (with question and answer period
    afterwards) defending creation before evolutionist science faculty and
    students at various colleges and universities. I’ve been privileged to
    be recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis “Who’s Who in The East” for
    my writings on religion and science.

  2. article is wrong, we can see saturn every year and it has not been “7 years” since we have seen saturn from Earth.

  3. I believe this article is in error. One can always spot Saturn from Earth. It has been 7 years since we could see Earth from Saturn, not the other way around. When the Cassini Solstice Mission website says that Saturn will be back-lit, they are referring to Cassini’s point of view, not Earth’s.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>