What are the rare photos from NASA

Gallery: New photos from NASA: Earth and moon as seen by Cassini and other spacecraft

Published on Nov 5, 2020, 6:41 am CET
The earth appears as a bright point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. The picture was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Image NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute
In this enlarged image section you can see the Earth's moon better - it is the smaller, more blurred point to the left of the Earth.
Image NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute
This November 2016 image, captured 204 million kilometers away by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the Earth and the Moon together.
This photo shows the very first image of the earth taken from near the moon. It was approved by the U.S. Lunar Orbiter I captured on August 23, 1966 when the spacecraft was about to disappear behind the moon in its 16th orbit.
This rare image, which was taken by NASA's Cassini wide-angle camera on July 19, 2013, shows the earth and the moon, with the rings of Saturn in the foreground (the earth is marked with an arrow).
In this photo, the Apollo 12 astronauts captured the mystical scene of an earth rise. It was recorded during the second successful moon landing mission.
The Galileo spacecraft, which was the first to visit an asteroid and carefully documented Jupiter's moons, captured this sight of the Earth and the Moon on December 16, 1992, 6.3 million kilometers from Earth.
In this image of the ISS from November 2013, the full moon seems to sink into the earth's atmosphere. The lower side of the moon appears distorted as light is refracted through the atmospheric layers of the earth.
This photo, taken by Cassini from about 1.6 million kilometers away, shows a bright spot - the earth and its moon in orbit around the sun.
The back of the moon, which can never be seen from Earth, is pushed in a "moon photobombing" between NOAA's DSCOVR satellites and the Earth.