22/08/2013 11:46 BST | Updated 22/10/2013 06:12 BST

Nasa's 'Earth Waves At Cassini' Composite Image Shows 1,400 Selfies (PICTURE)

Last month thousands of people around the world stopped what they were doing and waved at the sky.

The reason? Nasa's Cassini spacecraft was taking a photo of Earth 898 million miles away next to Saturn.

The resulting portrait of Earth was utterly stunning and in tribute to those who took the time to wave, Nasa have released a beautiful composite image of some of them.

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People from more than 40 countries are featured in over 1,400 photos.

Nasa said the image is "a tribute to the people of Earth".

Another image of the Earth next to the Sun taken by Cassini

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