That's an image of the Moon and Earth sent via Twitter on February 3rd by International Space Station astronaut Jose Hernandez. I've seen plenty of official space photos were equally breathtaking, but there's something about getting them from Twitter that makes this, and other photos sent by Hernandez and fellow astronaut Souichi Noguchi, feel more intimate.
Suddenly, I'm not looking at A Very Important Photo from Space, it's a real picture taken by a real guy ... and, for a moment, the infinite out-there feels just a bit closer. Sin palabras, indeed, Astro_Jose.
Slideshow with more great pics up at Io9.
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.