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Voyager 1's portrait of Earth. (Image credit: NASA/JPL) On February 14, 1990, Voyager was turned to take images of the Solar System. The Earth was there, the "pale blue dot" Carl Sagan christened it. Mona Evans, "Voyager 1 - Gas Giants and a Last Look Homeward"

Earth Waves at Cassini on July 19, 2013. From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states, people around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission. The Cassini team created this image collage as a tribute to the people of Earth. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/People of Earth)

Glows of the solar corona and crepuscular rays reported by the Apollo 17 astronauts in lunar orbit. (Credit: NASA).

Baby stars are forming near the eastern rim of the cosmic cloud Perseus in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The baby stars are approximately three million years old and are shown as reddish-pink dots to the right of the image.

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This Is What The Earth Looks Like From A Billion Miles Away

On July 19, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a rare image of Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon.

Lava flows on Mt. Etna 2013-02-19. (Credit: NASA, Earth Observing-1 satellite) The false-color image combines different wavelengths to differentiate different features. Bright red is the fresh lava, the blue-green is snow, clouds are white, vegetation is green, dark gray areas are old lava flows. ©Mona Evans, “Volcanoes – Fire and Ice” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art53591.asp

Earthrise . Taken from Apollo 8 on the first manned voyage around the Moon, Christmas Eve 1968. It has been called "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken." (Credit: William Anders, NASA image AS8-14-2383) Mona Evans, "Christmas in the Skies" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art36154.asp

Earth from orbit. The first image taken by the MSG-3 satellite, the Meteosat Second Generation-3 satellite. It's a geostationary weather satellite which was launched by ESA in July 2012. It images in both the visible and infrared ranges. http://astronomy.bellaonline.com/Site.asp

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The Guardian On 'The Grand Design'

Australian astronomers find the oldest Star: 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star seen. It lies in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at a distance of around 6,000 light years from Earth. story dated: 10 Feb 2014

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was in Earth orbit, being boosted to an orbit to get it to Mars. This was also a good chance to do some systems tests. The Mars Color Camera took a picture of Earth. It's focused on the Indian subcontinent. (Credit: ISRO)

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Mapping Voyager 1's Incredible 36-Year Mission Through Space [INFOGRAPHIC]

Voyager 1's 36-year mission. #Astronomy

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Scientists Discover the First Earth-sized Rocky Planet

Kepler-78b compared to Earth. It's 1.2 times the size of Earth and 1.7 times more massive, giving it the same density. It's probably also mostly rock and iron, but it orbits its star every 8.5 hours. Its star is slightly smaller and less massive than the sun and is located about 400 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. Mona Evans, "Hunting for Extrasolar planets" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art66984.asp

Orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), numbering over 1,400 as of early 2013. Shown here is a close-up of the orbits overlaid on the orbits of Earth and other inner planets. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA’s Cassini orbiter snaps unbelievable picture of Saturn

Saturn has rings. And how! in my absolute favorite Cassini probe picture. We are looking inwards towards an eclipsed Sun from the night side of Saturn. Yet light reflected from the ring system is lighting up the dark side of the planet. Click the image to enlarge & look beyond the bright central rings, just inside the next ring out on the left hand side, and find the small dot. That's Earth. ©Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about the Solar System"…

Ultra HD Timelapse of The Earth, made from images taken over six months by ESA Alexander Gerst on the International Space Station. (Credit: ESA)