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Our place in the Universe

I’ll admit it. I don’t have much to say about anything this week.

Cassini, the probe that has been exploring Saturn for the past several years is on its last hurrah. It will be ring-diving for a few more weeks – if it doesn’t hit anything in the process. And then it will take its final plunge into the planet’s atmosphere. You’ll find out all about Cassini here.

You know, when you see Planet Earth from that distance, a tiny dot glimpsed between the rings, it makes you realise how insignificant we really are. Carl Sagan said it better than I ever could. If you’ve not seen/heard this before, from his wonderful series Cosmos, take a look. Sagan: the pale blue dot

And now I think I’ll just share a few photos with you. (I didn’t take all of them)

This is where we live – NASA

Dawn

Moonrise

The enormity of space

This is a very distant star cluster. Take the trip click on the picture