The Cassini spacecraft is set to snap a picture of Earth through Saturn's rings today at 5:27 p.m. EDT. When I first heard of this event on Monday, I immediately thought of Carl Sagan and Pale Blue Dot
, inspired by a picture of Earth taken from Voyager 1 in 1990. Apparently this sentiment was not lost on the folks at CBS News either:http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57594419/cassini-spacecraft-set-to-capture-pale-blue-dot-of-earth/
Comb your hair, find a nice sweater, and go outside and smile for our planet picture!