NASA Messenger: A farewell to Earth

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14 Responses to “NASA Messenger: A farewell to Earth”

  1. wgmleslie says:

    “Departure angle on viewer.”

  2. farcedude says:

    Little blue marble, indeed. I know it probably won’t happen for 1000 years, but we really need to get self-sustaining humans off this rock. “All our eggs in one basket” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    why are we unable to see stars in the background?

    • Michael Smith says:

      why are we unable to see stars in the background?

      When I am looking at sunlight reflecting off the Earth (ie, in daylight), I can’t see the stars either. Stars are dim. We can only see them when our eyes adapt to low light levels.

  4. RebNachum says:

    My favorite space movie ever. Thanks, M!

  5. lava says:

    I love the glare coming off the earth, like a polished glass ball!

  6. CpnCodpiece says:

    What is the black blotch visible at 0:05 and again in the same position at each rotation?

  7. Anonymous says:

    @CpnCodpiece i believe that’s Africa

  8. jphilby says:

    DAMN. Where’s my TV channel where I can watch HD Sat video of the Earth spinning “beneath” me 24/7? I don’t need no other doctor.

  9. expectationlost says:

    the earth is very shiny

    • Jeffrey S says:

      Yes, shiny. It makes sense, water and all, but I’ve never noticed the shinyness in other images. Cool

  10. Anonymous says:

    Why does Hollywoods representations of the Earth always somehow look more real?

  11. Anonymous says:

    My favorite part is how you can see the sun reflecting off the planet.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Pretty, but where is the moon?

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