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Amazing Photo Of The Earth And The Moon As Seen From Mercury!!! You Won't Believe How Close.....

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posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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... together they are.
For some reason I can't post the photo. Someone please help. Thanks in advance.

apod.nasa.gov...
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posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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I won?



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Pretty cool picture! Thanks for sharing the info.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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I won?


I think the title got clipped from "You won't believe it!" It's a lovely picture, but I wish they told us they were going to take it; I would have combed my hair more carefully.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Sorry I hit post by accident way too soon.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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YAY I won....what is it....clapping hands in glee. Did I win the moon, or earth...a new scooter...tell me quick...I must know before I wet me panties with excitement


ETA: very cool picture TY.
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posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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I'm sure you'll be notified eventually by someone. But anyway ....can you post my photo? I seem to be doing something wrong.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by MissSmartypants
reply to post by Destinyone
 


I'm sure you'll be notified eventually by someone. But anyway ....can you post my photo? I seem to be doing something wrong.


I'm so excited about winning, I'm all thumbs. Sorry I can't post your photo, I'm sure someone will post it soon. I love your avatar



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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here ya go...




posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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The "photo," you posted was not taken from Mercury...clearly states this in the paragraph describing the picture...

Obligatory 2nd line...



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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And thank you afterwards as well. I had always pictured the moon as being much smaller in relation to the earth and much further away.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by jeichelberg
The "photo," you posted was not taken from Mercury...clearly states this in the paragraph describing the picture...

Obligatory 2nd line...

Oh....you're right. I hope the folks on Mercury don't take offense.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Thanks OP. S&F
Fantastic photograph thanks for sharing.

Makes all human greed, conflict, hate and bigotry seem very stupid indeed.
How vulnerable we all are,
and how majestic the cosmos is.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone

Originally posted by MissSmartypants
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I'm sure you'll be notified eventually by someone. But anyway ....can you post my photo? I seem to be doing something wrong.


I'm so excited about winning, I'm all thumbs. Sorry I can't post your photo, I'm sure someone will post it soon. I love your avatar

My avatar loves you too.
After checking the records it appears you've won my ATS points. Enjoy!



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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This is absolutely fantastic.I can't stop looking at the pic.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by jeichelberg
The "photo," you posted was not taken from Mercury...clearly states this in the paragraph describing the picture...

Obligatory 2nd line...

It says it was taken at a distance that would be equivalent to the distance of Mercury. So basically.... this is the view from Mercury.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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Looks close from far away but probably if they would of taken another picture close.People would of been like damn.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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It's not as close as that picture portrays. If the moon is in front or behind the earth it will look close because you are looking at it on almost a straight line.

Now look at it from the side.




This image of Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) was taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away. It was taken by the spacecraft's onboard camera, JunoCam. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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Nice though. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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That photo is amazing. It makes you wonder, if a civilization out there somewhere could look through a telescope and see that, what would they think? Would they think, hey there could be life on that planet. Or would they think, that planet's moon is too close , or too big, so there is no way there could be life on that planet.




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