First View of Earth from Moon Date: 23 Aug 1966
NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 1 sent back the world’s first view of Earth from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was later reprised in color by the Apollo astronauts.
Credit: NASA

This is a new project I’ve started.
Earth as Art will feature a new image of the Earth from space every day. The title is shared with a series of photos taken by Landsats 5 and 7 and distributed by the USGS.
This blog, however, will use photos from every available source, whether from satellites, probes, rockets or astronauts, to showcase our planet’s beauty from that unique perspective.

First View of Earth from Moon 
Date: 23 Aug 1966

NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 1 sent back the world’s first view of Earth from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was later reprised in color by the Apollo astronauts.

Credit: NASA

This is a new project I’ve started.

Earth as Art will feature a new image of the Earth from space every day. The title is shared with a series of photos taken by Landsats 5 and 7 and distributed by the USGS.

This blog, however, will use photos from every available source, whether from satellites, probes, rockets or astronauts, to showcase our planet’s beauty from that unique perspective.

(via earth-as-art)

"“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, “Look at that, you son of a bitch.”"

— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut (via ifuckinglovespace)


Star trail composite created with iss030e171842 thru iss030e171889
discoverynews:

Celestial Paternity Test: Moon is Earth’s Child
The Earth is the moon’s single mother, according to a new “paternity test” done on Apollo lunar rock samples.
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"mother … paternity"
Those words do not go together.

discoverynews:

Celestial Paternity Test: Moon is Earth’s Child

The Earth is the moon’s single mother, according to a new “paternity test” done on Apollo lunar rock samples.

keep reading

"mother … paternity"

Those words do not go together.

discoverynews:

Why the Moon is Always Looking at Earth
One side of the moon is always facing us. Why?
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Image: The “man in the moon.” Source: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University.

It’s cause we’re untrustworthy and the Moon has to keep an eye on us.

discoverynews:

Why the Moon is Always Looking at Earth

One side of the moon is always facing us. Why?

keep reading

Image: The “man in the moon.” Source: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University.

It’s cause we’re untrustworthy and the Moon has to keep an eye on us.

ifuckinglovespace:


Great Lakes under an aurora, at night, as seen by the International Space Station.

As a friend put it, “Everywhere I have ever lived fits in this picture.”

ifuckinglovespace:

Great Lakes under an aurora, at night, as seen by the International Space Station.

As a friend put it, “Everywhere I have ever lived fits in this picture.”

City Lights From International Space Station (2002-2008)

NASA Astronaut Don Pettit assembled a sequence of several of the most striking images of city lights at night taken by several astronauts on board the International Space Station between 2002 and 2008 into an animated “world tour” of cities at night. Resolutions approach an estimated 10 meters/pixel in the sharpest images. This video, produced entirely by Pettit, takes you on a quick trip comparing cities from different regions, all viewed from the International Space Station.

For more information and links: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oce/appel/ask/issues/38/38s_cities.html

credit: Don Pettit (production); Don Pettit and others (photography)

source: http://ngdc.noaa.gov/dmsp/nightsat.html

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"The earth is not rotating - spinning - or moving !!"

A friend posted this on my facebook.

Basically it sums up as:

  • Heliocentrism is a lie
  • Gravity is just a theory
  • Scientists are lying to and indoctrinating your children
  • God says this is true, so it is true
  • How dare you question God?!

(Source: youtube.com)

smithsonianmag:

The Highest Resolution Image of Earth Ever

This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.

Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
Ed note: Perfect for your desktop background. Click the photo for the 8000x8000 image
h/t Gizmodo

"That’s here. That’s home. That’s us."

smithsonianmag:

The Highest Resolution Image of Earth Ever

This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.

Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

Ed note: Perfect for your desktop background. Click the photo for the 8000x8000 image

h/t Gizmodo

"That’s here. That’s home. That’s us."

(via theatlantic)

"Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love. … If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth."

— Carl Sagan

anna-fields-forever:

photo credit to: Aaron Escobar

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 Planet Earth Doesn’t Know How To Make It Any Clearer It Wants Everyone To Leave 
EARTH—According to a statement released to the press Tuesday, the planet Earth has “just about run out of ways” to let its roughly 6.9 billion human inhabitants know it wants them all to leave.
Following a recent series of disastrous floods along the Mississippi River and destructive tornadoes across much of the United States—as well as a year of even deadlier natural catastrophes all over the world—the Earth said its options for strongly implying that it no longer wants human beings living on it have basically been exhausted.
"At this point, I think I’ve stated my wishes quite loudly and clearly," the Earth’s statement to all of humanity read in part. "I haven’t exactly been subtle about it, you realize. I have literally tried to drown you, crush you, starve you, dehydrate you, pump you full of diseases, and suck your homes and families into swirling vortices of death. Honestly, what more is it going to take for you people to get the message?"
"Do I have to spell it out for you?" the statement continued. "Get the fuck out of here. I want you to leave now."

Planet Earth Doesn’t Know How To Make It Any Clearer It Wants Everyone To Leave

EARTH—According to a statement released to the press Tuesday, the planet Earth has “just about run out of ways” to let its roughly 6.9 billion human inhabitants know it wants them all to leave.

Following a recent series of disastrous floods along the Mississippi River and destructive tornadoes across much of the United States—as well as a year of even deadlier natural catastrophes all over the world—the Earth said its options for strongly implying that it no longer wants human beings living on it have basically been exhausted.

"At this point, I think I’ve stated my wishes quite loudly and clearly," the Earth’s statement to all of humanity read in part. "I haven’t exactly been subtle about it, you realize. I have literally tried to drown you, crush you, starve you, dehydrate you, pump you full of diseases, and suck your homes and families into swirling vortices of death. Honestly, what more is it going to take for you people to get the message?"

"Do I have to spell it out for you?" the statement continued. "Get the fuck out of here. I want you to leave now."

ifuckinglovespace:

Want to feel small?

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Want to feel small?

fuckyeahspacedotcom:

Holy damn. Best photo ever! Endeavour docked to the ISS, long exposure to show the stars in the background as the Earth spins wildly underneath.

fuckyeahspacedotcom:

Holy damn. Best photo ever! Endeavour docked to the ISS, long exposure to show the stars in the background as the Earth spins wildly underneath.

fuckyeahspacedotcom:

Space Shuttle Discovery makes it entry into Earth from the ISS.

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Space Shuttle Discovery makes it entry into Earth from the ISS.