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NASA Releases Images of Earth by Distant Spacecraft

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posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:48 PM
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Not a problem. It just popped into my head that it would be an awesome idea to quickly make something like that...honestly, I've thought about taking the file somewhere and having them print it out into poster-form. Thanks for the appreciation




posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 10:53 PM
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The camera needs a longer exposure time to sum up the star light into
view on a photograph. I wonder how bright or big the Earth and Moon
would look IF the exposure had run on for a full galaxy. Sure nice to
see Earth and Moon but I would personally like to see the Galaxy.

The human eye does have the ability to sum up, or in calculus integrate,
the light energy so when I looked up beyond some bright light I saw the
Galaxy and haven't had the opportunity since. High street lights can't get
out of the way but that time the light was low on a garage for a parking
field and the angle was easy to step out of.



posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 11:16 PM
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Great pic and finally NASA really post a picture of planet that really doesn't have intelligent life.



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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Thanks for this post. Absolutely amazing. We are just a spec of dust compared to the universe. There has to be other forms of life out there somewhere, we just haven't discovered them yet.

I hope people open their minds up & accept the possibility that we are not the only ones in this universe.



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by seabiscuit
It's not often you stop and think wow! Great post OP. Just shows how small we really are.
Not me, I'm always thinking about these kinds of things.



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by Philodemus
Fake. Everyone knows the earth is flat.

Beautiful pics
Yeah it's flat alright, not because it was flat naturally, but human beings are flattening it pretty fast. It's about to deflate.



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by PINGi14
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posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by Darkblade71
Beautiful pictures.

It brings a question to my mind though...

If Saturn is so big compared to earth,
then why doesn't Saturn appear bigger in the nights sky?



It could be that it is on average 746 million miles from Earth. Compare that to the Sun, which is on average 92 million miles from Earth.

The kicker is this: Given the volume of Saturn and that of the Sun, the comparison is pale. If we could, we would be able to put roughly 1700 Saturn sized objects into the Sun.

So given these very basic revelations, the view of Saturn, as massive as it is, is so far away that it appears as a dot of light, rather than a disk; such as the sun.
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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 12:49 AM
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These pictures are awesome. It's always interesting to look up into the night sky at all of the "dots" out there. I always wonder if anyone or anything is looking back... This is how WE look!



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 01:21 AM
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I have yet to see a UFO while looking up, so upsetting. Maybe one day i'll get lucky. Either way "I Believe".



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by faust833

Originally posted by PINGi14
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I decided it was better to make a new thread for the below topic after initially posting it here. Good call.

Moon Size Anomaly in Cassini's Photograph of Earth



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 08:56 AM
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Thank you for posting this. Sometimes i forget to check out what new pictures we have from space. Truly amazing....



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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Awesome picture.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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Amazing indeed



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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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It doesn't look real to me, looks like a bad photoshop.

Where is that light source coming from? Whatever, I don't even care.



posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by garbageface
It doesn't look real to me, looks like a bad photoshop.

Where is that light source coming from? Whatever, I don't even care.

If you don't care, then don't post. The light source is the Sun, which was at the time hidden behind Saturn, so as not to damage Cassini's sensitive instruments.

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Now, I don't know why it hadn't occured to me to do this before, but here's the Stellarium simulation of Cassini's Earth shot (the zoomed in one). I set the point of view to Saturn (near the south pole), the date to the date the images were taken on (19 July), and used the same field of view as Cassini's Narrow Angle Camera (0.35 degrees).

First, the raw Cassini image (cropped and flipped the right way up):


Cropped screenshot from Stellarium:


Full-sized:


A magnified view (like the one released by NASA):


As you can see, the NASA images and the Stellarium screenshots match almost exactly.



posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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I don't care what you insinuate. I still think that more intelligent life can be found on planets without moons. I heard on the news the other day that the full moon messes with our melatonin production, giving us all insomnia, so I wish I lived in a planet without such a bothersome moon.






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