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  • A view of Earth in profoundly humbling context --

    Carolyn Porco takes us on a journey into the far reaches of the solar system -- and turns us back to look on Earth in an endless sea of space.

    "When we look at the earth from space, we can see ourselves, our species, in its brave struggle. Yes, we're troubled inhabitants of a small planet, but we're also dreamers of dreams."

    Coming up: Earth as a Pale Blue Dot

    05.10.08 | 18:08 GMTcomments

    Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco leads the imaging team for the international Cassini mission to Saturn. A passionate advocate for space exploration, she and her team produce breathtaking images of the planet – and then make sure that people around the world learn about the wonders in the solar system we all share.

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    Find images from the Cassini mission to Saturn at the CICLOPS Lab