Ever wondered what the Earth looks like from a billion miles away? Well, here’s your answer: a tiny speck of light.
This astonishing photo release by NASA was taken by Cassini, a spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
Cassini set off from Nasa HQ in 1997 and arrived at its destination in 2004 – still a better record than some London taxi firms – and is on a mission to produce a high resolution photograph of Saturn's entire ring system. In the course of building a 33 photo moasic, it managed to snap us in the background, a mere 898 million miles away.
What to take from this picture? Well, perhaps a reminder that we are really nothing more than a tiny speck of reflected light in a universe of specks of light. Or that when you take a photo from really far away things look quite small. You decide.