Maybe the most epic photo ever taken. This is a photo of Saturn as it eclipses the Sun.
If you look closely, you’ll see the Sun trying to break through the eclipse in the bottom left corner.
And to the top left of the main ring system, you’ll see a tiny dot. That dot is Earth.
This photo was taken from the Cassini spacecraft.
So every emotion you’ve felt, every victory you’ve achieved, every raindrop in your skin, every children’s laugh, every bite you’ve taken, every song you’ve danced, every time you’ve fallen in love, every time someone broke your heart. Everything was placed in that dot. And the day you’ll realise that is the day you’ll be infinite.
Make The Most Of This Life
I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.
[Carl Sagan, 1996 in his article In the Valley of the Shadow Parade Magazine Also, Billions and Billions p. 215]
Comic’s Source: Zen Pencils.
Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS
WOW this is easily one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen =O
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa
and the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from
August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude
of around 350 km.
Long Way From Home
This image of the Earth and moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded on Sept. 18, 1977, by Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles from Earth. The spacecraft launched on July 20, 1975.
This photo was made from three images taken through color filters, then processed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Because the Earth is many times brighter than the moon, the moon was artificially brightened so that both bodies would show clearly in the prints.
Image Credit: NASA