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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.

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ASTR 1230, Whittle [Fall 2009]. Lecture Notes. Last modified September 2008 by rwo Text copyright © 1998-2008 Robert W.

ASTR 1230, Whittle [Fall 2009]. Lecture Notes

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] | @GrrlScientist | Science. Pale blue dot (Earth from 4 billion miles away).

The Pale Blue Dot [video] | @GrrlScientist | Science

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. 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.

Earth As Seen from Mars - Marvin the Martian's front lawn

It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. EarthAtNight.jpg (JPEG Image, 800×800 pixels) - Scaled (81%) What If Earth Had Rings Like Saturn?