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    this is not new so i am sure this has been posted here. i searched but could not find it. it is a marvelous picture of the Earth and Moon seen from a Mars orbiter.



    i am waiting for a transit of Earth taken from Mars but i probably will not make it: next one on November 10, 2084

    Transit of Earth from Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    there is a pretty good short story from Arthur Clarke called Transit of Earth about the last transit in 1984. of course he was optimistic that men would be on Mars by 1984. no more optimistic than 2001 i think.


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    here is the Earth as a pale blue dot taken by Voyager 1 in 1990 at 6 billion km (40 AU). Carl Sagan requested this phot taken by NASA.

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    Earth picture taken by humans from Earths only natural satellite.

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    Its pictures like these that make me think how silly our country borders are....
    "And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh" Nietzsche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciDreaming View Post
    Its pictures like these that make me think how silly our country borders are....
    Can't wait until we become advanced enough to kill each other over pieces of land on other planets.
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    a little change from pics of Earth . . . Saturn backlit. from NASA website:
    Enchanting Saturn

    With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before.

    This marvelous panoramic view was created by combining a 165 images taken by the Cassini wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006. The mosaic images were acquired as the spacecraft drifted in the darkness of Saturn's shadow for about 12 hours, allowing a multitude of unique observations of the microscopic particles that comprise Saturn's faint rings.

    The narrowly confined G ring is easily seen here, outside the bright main rings. Encircling the entire system is the much more extended E ring. The icy plumes of Enceladus, whose eruptions supply the E ring particles, betray the moon's position in the E ring's left side edge.

    Interior to the G ring and above the brighter main rings is the pale dot of Earth. Cassini views its point of origin from close to a billion miles away in the icy depths of the outer solar system.
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    7 largest moons in the Solar System. circling Earth, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.

    Moon - formed by catastrophic collision of protoplanets
    Triton - captured by Neptune. from the Kuiper Belt
    4 Galilean moons and Titan formed whern planets formed.
    Titan - only moon with an atmosphere


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