Earth from Mars


28 Responses to “Earth from Mars”

  1. murrayhenson says:

    Awesome. I only hope I live to see a person walk on Mars.

  2. insatiableatheist says:

    An inconspicuous point of light
    against the bastion
    and citadel of the stars.
    (Carl Sagan).

    These are the true miracles of our times

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey… so that our earth is very very small and we are small too. Thus we can’t reach the end of the universe…
    so… if we can reach the end of the universe…
    what things can be exist out of the universe… wow..very

  4. ian71 says:

    Well that’s sorta how Mars looks from where we all are, so that’s really not all that surprising.

  5. dainel says:

    Cause it isn’t one. It’s a “this box is an enlargement of this area here” arrow.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I really like it, very intersting….

  7. MrJM says:


    clap clap


    clap clap


    clap clap

    Suck on that, Martians!

  8. WaylonWillie says:

    Nice post–there is something powerful about looking at that little spot.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I wonder – on a real clear night, could you see the Moon also?

  10. Shelby Davis says:

    That is awesome! Reminds me of the fact that not all the exciting stuff happened for my parents’ generation.

    (Yeah, genetics and computers and LHCs are exciting too, but you know what I mean.)

  11. Anonymous says:

    Spirit news!! We miss you, Spirit!

    When the news broke that NASA would stop trying to free Spirit from its thick, soupy grave, I made as a simple “mock-u-morial”. It was sort of a joke at the time… but what an impressive image this is. Quite moving.

    Spirit, you will be missed indeed.

  12. TimDrew says:

    Awesome. Simply awesome.

    And I look forward to the day that “You are Here” arrow reaches the bottom of the image…

  13. Anonymous says:

    Why is the “you are here” arrow pointing the wrong way?

  14. Spikeles says:

    This post wouldn’t be complete with a reference to the Pale blue dot

  15. Anonymous says:

    VERY cool…

  16. Kerov says:

    I so love this picture.

    Yeah, it’s old. But it’s classic.

  17. JonStewartMill says:

    “that URL is invalid and cannot be loaded.”

  18. Daedalus says:

    …so far away. Looks cold out there. Gonna bake some cookies for our robot buddies in the sky.

  19. Phlip says:

    Cue XKCD’s Spirit Rover looking at it homesickly…

  20. Elite Hacker says:

    Pure awesome/win.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Anyone know where to find the original without the annotation and inset enlargement.

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