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See Earth and Its Moon From Saturn in Stunning New NASA Photo

Images of Earth and the moon together, taken from various spacecraft, show us what we look like from space.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is currently dipping through Saturn's rings in its final days exploring the planet, captured an image of Earth (and its moon) seen as tiny points of light between Saturn's rings.

Shot from 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth on April 12, the view from Saturn puts our water planet into perspective. Though too far away to see in the image, the southern Atlantic ocean faces Saturn in the photographs.

The moon can be seen as a much fainter dot, suspended near the Earth in a zoomed-in version of the image.

Spacecraft's Final Mission Will Get Closest Look at Saturn Ever Dec. 2, 2016 - Soon we'll be able to see the rings of Saturn in more detail than ever. The spacecraft Cassini is starting its final mission as it approaches the ringed planet, after launching into space nearly two decades ago. The spacecraft entered Saturn’s orbit in 2004, and captured images of two previously undiscovered moons. In September 2017, Cassini will ultimately enter the gaseous upper atmosphere of Saturn itself, where it will burn up. The Cassini orbiter is part of a joint mission between NASA and the European Space Agency. CAPTION: The Cassini spacecraft will fly close to Saturn’s rings, and then enter the planet's gaseous atmosphere.

Pictures of Earth from Space

Over the years, many other spacecraft have endeavored to capture the otherworldly sight of the Earth and moon together.

Astronauts on the moon and on the International Space Station have the unique perspective of seeing one appear to rise behind the other with Earthrises and moonrises.

Other spacecraft, when pointed toward Earth, have captured incredible views: Earth behind Saturn’s rings and pictured at many angles in clear detail, with the moon at its side.

Taking photographs of the Earth and moon together, from different perspectives, can help expose details not commonly seen, such as the makeup of the far side of the moon, only known since the beginning of the space age.

In the coming months, Cassini will continue to orbit Saturn's rings and the HiRISE, which has been photographing the Earth from Mars, will keep going on its route around the red planet. These and other spacecraft will continue to provide a second look at the Earth.

Originally published January 17, 2017. Updated April 23.

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