Earth From Mars

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    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. The contrast in the panoramic camera image was increased two times to make Earth easier to see.The inset shows a combination of four panoramic camera images zoomed in on Earth. The arrow points to Earth. Earth was too faint to be detected in images taken with the panoramic camera's color filters.

    Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M

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    1. dodagp 21 months ago | reply

      What a little speck of a planet !!!!

    2. gandolf_the_grey 21 months ago | reply

      there is more mystery beauty above us than anywhere else in this world.

    3. Bob Stauffer 21 months ago | reply

      Thanks - what a historic image!

    4. True2Conscience 20 months ago | reply

      So tiny. Only significant to Us who call Her Mamma.Yet still there are those who are raping Her at this very moment

    5. Dan Hiris 20 months ago | reply

      No EXIF data? What 35mm equivalent focal length was this shot at?

    6. rchrdstranger 20 months ago | reply

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      There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17.

      “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides
      by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
      Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will,
      shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness,
      for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.

      And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance
      and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers.
      And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”

      Now… I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you ever heard it,
      that meant your ass. You’d be dead right now.

      I never gave much thought to what it meant.
      I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker
      before I popped a cap in his ass.

      But I saw some shit this mornin’ made me think twice.
      See, now I’m thinking: maybe it means you’re the evil man.
      And I’m the righteous man.

      And Mr. 9mm here… he’s the shepherd
      protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness.

      Or it could mean you’re the righteous man
      and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish.

      And I’d like that.
      But that shit ain’t the truth.

      The truth is you’re the weak.

      And I’m the tyranny of evil men.

      But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd...

      - Quentin Tarintino
      _______________________

      www.monologuedb.com/dramatic-male-monologues/ pulp-fiction...

    7. toureasy47201 20 months ago | reply

      Does one exclude the other?

    8. rchrdstranger 20 months ago | reply

      There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17.

      “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides
      by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will,
      shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness,
      for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.

      And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance
      and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers.
      And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”

      Now… I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you ever heard it,
      that meant your ass. You’d be dead right now.

      I never gave much thought to what it meant.
      I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker
      before I popped a cap in his ass.

      But I saw some shit this mornin’ made me think twice.
      See, now I’m thinking: maybe it means you’re the evil man.
      And I’m the righteous man.

      And Mr. 9mm here… he’s the shepherd
      protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness.

      Or it could mean you’re the righteous man
      and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish.

      And I’d like that.
      But that shit ain’t the truth.

      The truth is you’re the weak.

      And I’m the tyranny of evil men.

      But I’m tryin’, Ringo

      . I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd...

      - Quentin Tarintino
      _______________________

      www.monologuedb.com/dramatic-male-monologues/ pulp-fiction...

    9. ojo_de_vidrio 20 months ago | reply

      Una imagen impactante

    10. ginbevan 20 months ago | reply

      "dust in the wind...........everything is dust in the wind"...........

    11. SthrnYnki 19 months ago | reply

      I love the way is says "from the surface of a planet beyond the moon." DUH! There are no planets before the moon! I think they meant any heavenly body besides the moon...I hope, anyway.

    12. buckat2 19 months ago | reply

      WOW , so awsome

    13. everettalmond4 14 months ago | reply

      Doo It Harder with Griphite and Epoxy ! ---NASA Work Horse !-------------------*

    14. luigig75 12 months ago | reply

      "Hello martians, we look like a dot in the sky, but there is so many things going on here" :)

    15. e333e 12 months ago | reply

      zoom in a bit please mr. rover

    16. Kerrie Gelb 2 months ago | reply

      That's good xxxxx

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