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Stunning pictures of planet Earth at night: (very cool)

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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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I saw this photo tour thinger and thought it may be of interest to people. One of the things I like about this Shots of Earth from Space is two fold. One for the tech we developed to be able to do the shots and... What we/earth looks like to any Aliens in UFO's.

Think about it. The Earth didn't look like these pics 50, 100, 500, 1000, 10000 years ago. Why then, if you believe, do they keep coming to Earth? It can't be just because we humans are here. At least based on what science as told us about human evolution here.

The Earth is just a planet amongst a sea of galaxies! Why/how/what draws them here? Do they enjoy watching us progress? Monitor us? Harvest us? Fear us? WHAT!!!

Well, I hope I made my point. Anyway, enjoy and let me know what you think:

Source: english.pravda.ru...

Russia:


Africa:


North & Central America:


Aussie Land:


Europe:




posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:46 AM
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This is so amazing!!

Every continent has its own beauty



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 07:48 AM
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Very nice.

Thanks for sharing with us.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:39 AM
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That's beautiful, props for this find.


It makes you think from a sci-fi perspective how little we have come in terms of technological evolution. Only about 30% of the Earth is REALLY lit up at night, we still have MUCH room to expand and grow. These pictures really make you think.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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I love the images.


Pravda does have some wonderful photo collections, it's one of my favorite things to check on their site.

It's amazing to me that they have these images, because it brings home some of the topics facing us about space exploration and how advanced other countries are becoming.

I think it would be really cool to see a progressive series, too. Say from 5 years ago, 10 years ago, etc., and side by side.

The comparison of Europe to Australia is pretty awesome. Australia has some big country I would love to go see. Europe has it's attractions for sure, but I am a coutry girl at heart, I guess.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

As for what brings them here? Would you be able to fly by after seeing something like our big blue marble from space? I doubt I could resist the urge to go take a peek!



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:43 AM
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These photos sort off serve as a model for distinguishing rich nations from poor nations.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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Hey US and Europe..

Turn the damn lights off when you go to bed!



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:49 AM
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I am in stunned mode! Cool view.




posted on May, 15 2010 @ 08:59 AM
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source & higher res: visibleearth.nasa.gov...

[edit on 15-5-2010 by Zmurfix]



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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we kind of look like some sort of fungus covering the earth

hopefully the aliens don't treat us with some sort of anti fungal



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by broahes
Hey US and Europe..

Turn the damn lights off when you go to bed!


Don't forget Japan there... it's lit up light a lightbulb!

It's crazy how Australia is so dark~



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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By the looks of it, AL Gore has a lot of campaigning to do in Europe as there is not a single area that is not lit up by lights.


[edit on 15-5-2010 by prionace glauca]



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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OMG


We should be ashamed of ourselves !

How much of that energy is wasted ? What's the cost for all this ?
I would say we could save billions shutting off what we don't use.

Plus it makes a look at the stars much more awesome.

Cool pictures.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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Dear god look at japan! The whole island is like a giant electric banana.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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All that wasted energy trying to light up the sky and inconvenience astronomers with light pollution :O Energy crisis? what energy crisis?

Australia looks dark because the majority of the population is concentrated in a handful of capital cities. At least we don't need to travel too far out of town for some quality stargazing down here.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 12:48 PM
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I'm glad you all liked the pics.

Have great weekend everyone.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 10:07 PM
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The difference between North and South Korea is telling.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by broahes
Hey US and Europe..

Turn the damn lights off when you go to bed!


We must be seriously afraid of the dark.
These are beautiful pictures, but a big waste of power.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Beautifull pictures but.........why isthe earth perfectly round....again?



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 11:09 PM
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The tallest mountains on Earth are less than 6 miles high. The Earth is ~4,000 miles in radius. Thus, the highest features are less than 0.15% of the total radius. On the scale of these pictures, the "bumps" aren't big enough to show, so Earth looks like a smooth sphere.



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