Looking at the Blue Marble Again
You might have heard about the new image of the Earth taken by the Suomi NPP satellite. It’s very hard to explain until you actually load up the 8000 by 8000 pixel image and actually see the details of every cloud and land formation. It’s a transcendent feeling looking at the boundary of atmospheric mist between Earth and outer space, knowing that very few people have actually traveled beyond this Blue Marble.
We are indeed a speck in a tiny corner of a solar system out of countless stars and billions and billions of galaxies separated by deep time and deep space.
Posted on January 27, 2012, in Science and tagged deep space, deep time, Images of the Earth, Life in the universe, life on earth, nasa, richard dawkins, suomi NPP, The blue marble, the pale blue dot. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.