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Looking up at the Earth, I could see my home 240,000 miles away. I moved into my spacecraft¹s shadow to get a better view without squinting. It was a brilliant blue and white world floating in a shiney black sky. From this great distance, the collective problems of an entire planet are small beyond recognition. If there really are angels, is this the view they see? Reaching up, I balanced the earth between my gloved thumb and forefinger. Our world, the whole earth was safely cradled in my fingertips.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by romanmel
...you add nothing to the topic.
On the contrary, in the very post you "replied" to, I offered some valid information...also free, BTW.
It is necessary to balance out against blatant misinformation.
The Internet is full if it...misinformation, I mean. Would not be helpful to those seeking to learn, if they just receive bad data.
Originally posted by FlySolo
reply to post by Redeemer
There is a reason why Greenland was rightfully named.
The name Greenland comes from Scandinavian settlers. In the Icelandic sagas, it is said that Norwegian-born Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find the land that was rumoured to be to the northwest. After settling there, he named the land Grœnland ("Greenland") in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers. Greenland was also called Gruntland ("Ground-land") and Engronelant (or Engroneland) on early maps. Whether green is an erroneous transcription of grunt ("ground"), which refers to shallow bays, or vice versa, is not known. The southern portion of Greenland (not covered by glacier) is indeed very green in the summer and was probably even greener in Erik's time during the Medieval Warm Period.
To stop new emigrant move in, resident there intentionally give their land a name that make people feel that it was a cold and lifeness land - Iceland. At the same time, they give a name to a Northern Island which cover by snow all the year - Greenland, to deceive more emigrants to move there.
Originally posted by Phage
No one has ever said water is rare.
“To some extent, we were fooled,” said Taylor, who has studied the original Apollo missions. “Since the boxes leaked, we just assumed the water we found was from contamination with terrestrial air.”
Isn't that how the moon is to us? I've done this before with the moon.