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ToSeek
2002-Feb-07, 02:27 PM
The most detailed true-color picture of Earth to date (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/BlueMarble.html)

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/Images/globe_west_540.jpg

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Feb-07, 03:55 PM
That image should give the Sinai (http://www.solarviews.com/cap/earth/earthafr.htm) some rest. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=561&forum=6&5)

ToSeek
2002-Feb-07, 05:05 PM
On 2002-02-07 10:55, GrapesOfWrath wrote:
That image should give the Sinai (http://www.solarviews.com/cap/earth/earthafr.htm) some rest. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=561&forum=6&5)


I have seen that Sinai image once or twice. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Wiley
2002-Feb-07, 05:11 PM
Hey, I can see my house! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Well, not really, but you did get a beautiful view of Colorado.

P.S. Sorry, GoW, I see that North Carolina is covered with clouds. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif



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GrapesOfWrath
2002-Feb-07, 05:41 PM
That's OK, Wyoming was my home. I can see my treehouse.

Russ
2002-Feb-11, 08:44 PM
Oh RATS! I had my eyes closed for this one. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

AstroMike
2002-Feb-11, 10:01 PM
Beautiful picture ToSeek. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

ToSeek: I have seen that Sinai image once or twice.

Yeah. Here's that famous Apollo 17 photograph:

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/hires/a17_h_148_22727.gif

Hauteden
2002-Feb-12, 07:10 AM
Wow!!!!! Great site thanks for postin' it ToSeek.

Hauteden

DStahl
2002-Feb-12, 06:30 PM
Hmmm! New wallpaper for my computer! Sorry, moonrise over Seattle, the Blue Marble is just too spectacular to pass up. Thanks from me also, ToSeek.

Don Stahl

ToSeek
2002-Feb-12, 06:51 PM
On 2002-02-12 13:30, DStahl wrote:
Hmmm! New wallpaper for my computer! Sorry, moonrise over Seattle, the Blue Marble is just too spectacular to pass up. Thanks from me also, ToSeek.


Yep, it's my desktop background now, too.

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Feb-13, 08:56 AM
Mine too, slightly different version, see below. ;)
<center>http://sentient.home.mindspring.com/dan/baernest.jpg (http://www.uclick.com/client/byr/fa/2002/02/10/index.html)</center>

David Hall
2002-Feb-25, 04:48 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad I decided to check out some older posts! I immediately had to include it in my wallpaper changer collection. Check out the larger hi-res version or even the TIF file if you want even more detail. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

You did realize of course that there's also an eastern hemisphere view?

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/Images/globe_east_540.jpg

SiriMurthy
2002-Feb-26, 01:26 PM
Great pictures, guys. Thanks much.

I don't see any physical boundaries between any "nations", do any of you? Wonder what do we fight about all the time.

I have thought about it many times, whenever I look at a picture of Earth like this, and every single time I just cannot stop thinking how fragile the world is and we are destroying it slowly, piece by piece. We fight for some crap.

This brings to my memory the opening scene in the movie "Contact" when the camera starts moving away from us towards the edge of our Solar System and life so unique to our known universe looks so delicate.

I hope we de a better job in the near future in preserving this "gift" of nature.

Sorry, I didn't want to sound too philosophical. Just that man made wars don't make any sense to me at all. Neither does man made religion (which happens to be a cause of great many wars) - and wonder whether man made God or God made man.

Regards...