"Most stunning photo ever taken"

2230_6162_1As noted on the Kentucky Satellite blog (KySat), CICLOPS, the people responsible for the breathtaking images taken by Cassini as it travels among Saturn and its moons, held a contest so the public could choose its favorite image. And the results are in.

The winning color image, which shows an eclipse of the sun as seen from the other side of Saturn, is shown above. Nestled just inside the outermost ring on the left side of the picture is our home, Earth.

Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle has much more on the story, including a link to comments from Steven Pinker, who called it "the most stunning photograph ever taken" in this post

An image roughly 2700 x 1300 pixels can be found here. I've spread it across the Macbook desktop.