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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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looking at the picture of the milky way that looks like billions and billions of stars.. now think about the distance in the original photo, further from earth than the sun. in the photo of the milky way the stars look like a small cluster, but the picture of the earth really puts it into perspective how huge the milky way is. and they say we are alone in the universe... you got proof right there!


[edit on 19-8-2010 by 2weird2live2rare2die]




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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Unique picture. I have never seen that point of view before.

Very cool.

Looks a little blurry though.

I think somebody moved and ruined the picture.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by 2weird2live2rare2die
looking at the picture of the milky way that looks like billions and billions of stars.. now think about the distance in the original photo, further from earth than the sun. in the photo of the milky way the stars look like a small cluster, but the picture of the earth really puts it into perspective how huge the milky way is. and they say we are alone in the universe... you got proof right there!


[edit on 19-8-2010 by 2weird2live2rare2die]


This picture proves nothing of that sort. I could say: This picture shows how big our moon is in relation to earth and then speculate on how rare this configuration of two planets would be (A small planet with that big a moon might be a once in a galaxy -maybe even a universe- occurrence.) Since that planet is the only known planet baring life - life must be stupendously rare as well.

This picture does not prove anything.

Zip.

[edit on 19/8/10 by D.Wolf]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 12:46 PM
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very well said...sadly, it is the truth...



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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omg that is truly a breath taking picture.....nice one OP

S&f



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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Amazing. Puts life into perspective. Its things like this that make me want to pursue life outside the box. Excellent post, thanks for sharing OP.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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From approximately where was this photo taken? The sun is closer at 93 million miles. This probe was possibly off at a tangent but the article says it was analyzing asteroids near mercury.

I'm curious how the earth looks so much brighter than venus does from earth. Maybe the probe's camera is using a telescopic zoom lense?



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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Marvellous picture.

Don't want to derail the thread but what is the star that appears to be stretched and must therefore be moving at a vast speed relative to the others?

Top centre.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by verylowfrequency
I hear that they have good food there and easy women. Anybody want to go there with me?


Nice picture, thanks.


Beautiful pic, for sure!
and that's not even "out of the neighborhood" yet. lol

VLF~ Yeah mate,
The food is amazing,
and none of it formerly had faces!
lol

The Woman..
Well, you will see....

If you want/need a ride,
I will be in Earths atmosphere within 24 earth hours.
Just stand in your backyard with your skylaser, preferably around 11pm your time, most likely tomorrow night, not this coming night.
aim it at the constellation of Cassiopeia, (shoot for M103)
and flash it 14 times in sequence,
I will know it's you and come in closer to pick you up,
So dont be afraid, you'll know it's me.

make sure you shower, the Woman here strongly dislike Earth man stench. (hey, they call it "stench" , not me) lol




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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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I love the picture. I think it's amazing...but I've never understood how something like this proves how "insignificant" we are. It actually proves very little. It doesn't prove that aliens exist (but I still hope they do) and it doesn't prove or disprove the existence of a god. It only proves that we have much to learn. Having said that, it's still impressive how far we've come that we can even look at a photo like this. Awesome!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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It looks like a painting I made with my computers paintbrush program. Set a black background, randomly click some white dots for stars, and presto...deep space.
But seriously, I have often watched the night sky trying to immagine what our world looks like from that distance. Never thought you would be able to spot the moon as well. Cool!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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WHOA, look REAL CLOSELY at those photos of our universe. If you focus REALLY hard you will discover...

AN OLD MAN WITH A WHITE BEARD AND A WHITE ROBE standing on a cloud!!!!

I see STREETS of GOLD and a new HEAVENLY paradise land up there too!!!

WOW, that silly caveman Bible was RIGHT!!




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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The Moon in size-comparison to the Earth would be about the Diameter of the Atlantic Ocean, so Im suspecting the CCD overexposed the image due to the filtering of the sunlight through the difference in terrain texture.

While the Earth has colours that absorb the colours, the Moons reflectivity is much brighter hence over-eposing itself on the image and appearing much larger than it otherwise should do. I'd say the Moon in natural size would be half what it is on the image.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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The photo might make us look small and insignifigant, but if you were in a spacecraft flying past at a distance of 114 million miles,i think it would make you have a double take!


"Hey,look at that place,looks cool! C'mon,lets check it out!"

No wonder we are allegedly visited so often!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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Awe inspiring image indeed.

But I bet the secret space program have even better images.

Also, I'm glad I got a decent camera phone. You never know when you might be abducted and end up in a position to take a quick snap like that



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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Same View~
Only slightly closer.. lol



This one as seen from mars~



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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Never thought I would see Earth from that perspective. Faded to white like other planets appear from Earth without a telescope, only closer. Earth and the moon appear to have a brilliance to them that other planets and moons in the solar system don't have at this distance. Thanks for posting that!

[edit on 19-8-2010 by slopeofyourmind]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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There are endless boundaries in our lands that separate based on nations, languages, races, etc. However, this picture show us has push everything down to an one orb out of vast stars. That's powerful message and unfortunately, some corporations, elitism, rulers didn't see this way. The question is what can we do about it? My voice is one speck of pixel in the orb that cried for peace. We need more.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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Sitting ducks.

"But any creatures advanced enough to travel interstellar distances would surely be benovolent and give us all free healthcare and free energy and whatever else we feel we're entitled to!"

Want to bet your species on that?



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by D.Wolf

Originally posted by 2weird2live2rare2die
looking at the picture of the milky way that looks like billions and billions of stars.. now think about the distance in the original photo, further from earth than the sun. in the photo of the milky way the stars look like a small cluster, but the picture of the earth really puts it into perspective how huge the milky way is. and they say we are alone in the universe... you got proof right there!


[edit on 19-8-2010 by 2weird2live2rare2die]


This picture proves nothing of that sort. I could say: This picture shows how big our moon is in relation to earth and then speculate on how rare this configuration of two planets would be (A small planet with that big a moon might be a once in a galaxy -maybe even a universe- occurrence.) Since that planet is the only known planet baring life - life must be stupendously rare as well.

This picture does not prove anything.

Zip.


Since this planet is the 1 with life out of the few we tested that means it is considered rare.
We consider it rare because we have NOTHING to compare it to, its very possible that the universe is swarming with life, which would make it seem not so rare if you could view the life bearing planets in a book like you do the animals at a zoo.
Even if the odds are 0.01% that a planet has the chance to sow the seeds of life, there are billions of stars in each of the billions of galaxies, with planets/moons around each star, 0.00001% of 1,000,000,000 is 100, If even 1 planet per galaxy has intelligent life on it that means there are billions of civilizations just like ours that use technology to advance their species, just like we do.

Which is harder to believe, Earth is the ONLY place in the vast never-ending universe that has life on it. Or that life is just everywhere and we are just leaving our own planet to find them out our own?









 
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