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    Satellites are powerful tools. They beam our TV signals, phone calls and data around the planet. They help us spy, they track storms, they power the GPS signals in our cars and on our phones. But they also send back striking, totally disarming images of planet Earth.

    This set of images is all about showing off the “beauty of the Earth,” says Lawrence Friedl, the director of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program and the editor of a project called Earth As Art.“We want people to look at these images and say, ‘How did nature do that?’ “

    The project, which NASA has released in iPad and book form, spans the world, from cold peaks to desolate deserts to ocean islands. But these aren’t your typical snapshots.

    Earth As Art: ‘How Did Nature Do That?’

    Photo Credit: NASA

    These pictures are crazy cool. Check ‘em out. -L

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  1. You know how a big blue sky seems to go on forever? For the astronauts in Planetary Collective's breathtaking documentary, that experience is amplified to awesome effect. Astronauts who experience the Overview Effect—the sudden recognition that we are part of a living, breathing planet—have a unique perspective on how we relate to and interact with Earth.
via Spaceship Earth: Who Is In Control? — rachel
Photo: NASA View in High-Res

    You know how a big blue sky seems to go on forever? For the astronauts in Planetary Collective's breathtaking documentary, that experience is amplified to awesome effect. Astronauts who experience the Overview Effect—the sudden recognition that we are part of a living, breathing planet—have a unique perspective on how we relate to and interact with Earth.

    via Spaceship Earth: Who Is In Control? — rachel

    Photo: NASA

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  1. Posted on 24 August, 2011

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Like no other view on earth: NASA’s landmark photo providing the first glimpse of our home planet from deep space occurred 45 years ago today.


This is from yesterday, but still beautiful! —Wright View in High-Res

    lookhigh:

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    medilldc:

    Like no other view on earth: NASA’s landmark photo providing the first glimpse of our home planet from deep space occurred 45 years ago today.

    This is from yesterday, but still beautiful! —Wright

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