Saturn as Galileo likely saw it in 1610. ### Every tool we use and everything we know about the Universe was figured out by people no smarter than you with technologies that were far behind what we have today. It all depends on how you look at things and how how hard you're willing to work.
The pair of bright star-like features in this picture are not stars, but the Earth and Moon. MESSENGER was at a distance of 98 million kilometers (61 million miles) from Earth when this picture was taken. Data acquired July 19, 2013.