Una grande notizia, in particolare per tutti quelli che si sono entusiasmati (e anche un po’ commossi) nel leggere il libro
di Carl Sagan (‘Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space’ purtroppo di non semplice reperimento e ovviamente
non tradotto in italiano).
Questo un estratto…
"From Dr. Carolyn Porco… "Something great, something big,
something very special that’s never happened before is about to happen!
On July 19, 2013, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be turned to image
Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the sun, as
it has done twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit.
But this time will be very different. This time, the images to be
collected will capture, in natural color, a glimpse of our own planet
next to Saturn and its rings on a day that will be the first time
Earthlings know in advance their picture will be taken from a billion
It will be a day for people all over the globe to celebrate together the
extraordinary achievements that have made such an interplanetary photo
session possible. And it will be a day to celebrate life on the Pale
Carl sara’ felice…