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Aurora Borealis. Spacing Out: 8 Insanely Beautiful Pics of Earth From Space. Only those who are privileged enough to travel into space will ever have the opportunity to view Earth from space first-hand.

Spacing Out: 8 Insanely Beautiful Pics of Earth From Space

That is a shame since the planet offers up some of the most incredible, beautiful sights imaginable. The views from here on the ground simply do not compare. These images were all snapped from aboard the International Space Station. Thankfully, the astronauts on board the vessel are more than willing to share their space pictures with those of us stuck here by cruel, cruel gravity.

Some of the pictures show incredibly elegant cloud formations while others display unusual land formations. The pictures, posted frequently by NASA, show some of the vast wonders of our home planet. If seeing these images of Earth from space isn’t enough to convince you of the marvelous beauty and wonder of this floating marble, then maybe nothing is.

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ASTR 1230, Whittle [Fall 2009]. Lecture Notes. Last modified September 2008 by rwo Text copyright © 1998-2008 Robert W. O'Connell. All rights reserved. Opening fisheye lens picture of comet Hale-Bopp and night sky from Ujue, Spain, April 1997, copyright © J. C. The Pale Blue Dot [video] Pale blue dot (Earth from 4 billion miles away).

The Pale Blue Dot [video]

Image: Voyager 1/NASA, 6 June 1990 [Public domain]. As we enter the holiday season, I wanted to share something that I think we all can agree upon: a love for our one and only home in this unimaginably huge universe. Upon seeing the above image of planet Earth, photographed from 4 billion miles away by Voyager 1, astronomer Carl Sagan was so moved that he wrote out his thoughts about the deeper meaning of this photograph. He later read his thoughts aloud, which are included in this short video tribute: Visit TheThinkingAtheist's YouTube channel [video link]. From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. Earth As Seen from Mars - Marvin the Martian's front lawn. Marvin the Martian's front lawn - Franny Wentzel - Saturday, April 24th, 2010 : goo [previous] :: [next] This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission.

(March 8, 2004) The image is a mosaic of images taken by the rover's navigation camera showing a broad view of the sky, and an image taken by the rover's panoramic camera of Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M This article has been viewed 1050903 times in the last 4 years dglenn: VERY COOL! Naba: absolutely delightful GreenEgg: Photoshopped. Mark: Looks good to me! Ralph: 27th Apr 2010 - 20:52 GMT Remarkable! Zadig: This is the ultimate You-are-here-dot! Jswana: 27th Apr 2010 - 23:45 GMT My love for astronomy makes this a wonderful read for me.

Herbert: 28th Apr 2010 - 00:14 GMT Of course, a Photoshop troll. Strange how so much life can be on one little white blip in the sky. EarthAtNight.jpg (JPEG Image, 800×800 pixels) - Scaled (81%) What If Earth Had Rings Like Saturn?