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2008-05-19 09:18:37 PM
Awesome pic!
 
2008-05-19 10:31:26 PM
I like them very much earth.
 
2008-05-19 10:41:42 PM
The current headline:

Earth and moon as seen from a telescope mars

How about from a microscope uranus? I got nothin.

sigh. it will be corrected by the time I post this. Why do I bother?
 
2008-05-19 10:45:28 PM
strange
the moon looks like it is
a) too far from the earth or
b) too small

clearly, I am used to looking at from a different point of view

:(
 
2008-05-19 11:20:03 PM
 
2008-05-19 11:33:01 PM
www.spenin.com
 
2008-05-19 11:54:37 PM
JerseyTim: Awesome.

Here's a picture of the telescope.


I guess I should have clicked your link, as it is the same picture just resized and hosted.
 
2008-05-20 12:31:07 AM
clancifer: I guess I should have clicked your link, as it is the same picture just resized and hosted.

Oh dear. Now I suppose I shall have to use force.
 
2008-05-20 01:11:57 AM
The Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator! He's stolen the Space Modulato-or!
 
2008-05-20 01:14:37 AM
That's no moon.
 
2008-05-20 01:17:42 AM
I can wrap my head around the possibility of this, but it still seems unfathomable that we as beings have the capacity to obtain an image of our home planet from such a vantage point.
 
2008-05-20 01:18:39 AM
clancifer
www.spenin.com


Sweeet.
 
2008-05-20 01:20:18 AM
Earth and moon as seen from a telescope mars

Since when did they hollow out mars and turn it into a Telescope?

/That looney lander on Sunday may break through , when it starts digging.
//In to the sound stage...
 
2008-05-20 01:23:58 AM
deadapostle 2008-05-20 01:17:42 AM
I can wrap my head around the possibility of this, but it still seems unfathomable that we as beings have the capacity to obtain an image of our home planet from such a vantage point.

We didn't do it. They did.

Yes! Them!
 
2008-05-20 01:31:20 AM
namatad: strange
the moon looks like it is
a) too far from the earth or
b) too small

clearly, I am used to looking at from a different point of view

:(


Your post convinced me to check the wikipedia page on the Moon for information. From there, I read about Cruithne, which lead to asteroids in fiction, which lead to Juno, which lead me to last years CG Challenge concerning Greg Bear's Eon.

All of which lead me to their first place winner for a movie trailer for Eon. Holy hell I'd pay to see this! (new window)

/So thanks for the inspiration
 
2008-05-20 01:38:15 AM
Hokay. Here is de earf....

/and btw if the sizes seem funny, it's just the long-long-long distance perspective messing with your mind. The moon is probably lagging behind or movin' along ahead of the earth in their lane of orbit. That's why it they look close-together.
 
2008-05-20 01:40:14 AM
deadapostle: I can wrap my head around the possibility of this, but it still seems unfathomable that we as beings have the capacity to obtain an image of our home planet from such a vantage point.

You'll like this then. (pops, no Rick)
 
2008-05-20 01:40:20 AM
PattyMcG: Hokay. Here is de earf....

/and btw if the sizes seem funny, it's just the long-long-long distance perspective messing with your mind. The moon is probably lagging behind or movin' along ahead of the earth in their lane of orbit. That's why it they look close-together.


From the apparent size, I think it's toward the far side of the Earth from the telescope.
 
2008-05-20 01:57:39 AM
That is seriously one of the coolest pictures of Earth and Moon that I've seen.

The fact that every single human being that has ever lived has existed on that tiny blue marble in the dark is just stunning.
 
2008-05-20 01:59:15 AM
I can see my house.
 
TSE
2008-05-20 01:59:22 AM
Mars Phoenix lands on Sunday evening.
 
2008-05-20 02:16:02 AM
DreadnaughtZeta: That is seriously one of the coolest pictures of Earth and Moon that I've seen.

The fact that every single human being that has ever lived has existed on that tiny blue marble in the dark is just stunning.


Word.
 
2008-05-20 02:18:09 AM
www.erikperkins.com
 
2008-05-20 02:55:05 AM
It's obstructing my view of Venus! Any ideas?
 
2008-05-20 03:20:10 AM
The headline sounds like the title to a Coheed and Cambria album.
 
2008-05-20 04:21:29 AM
Nothing gives me more conflicting emotions than pictures like this one.
 
2008-05-20 05:41:41 AM
They shopped out the turtles!
 
2008-05-20 05:49:11 AM
No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, they observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.

/The original radio broadcast was way better than any of the movies.
 
2008-05-20 06:27:48 AM
BlueBook: The original radio broadcast was way better than any of the movies.

Yeah, but far less awesome than Jeff Wayne's musical version.
 
2008-05-20 06:28:58 AM
Earth and moon as seen from a telescope mars the view of

a) Salma Hayek
b) God's Final Message to His Creation
c) Uranus
 
2008-05-20 07:03:24 AM
"Why do you want to blow up the Earth anyway?" "It's blocking our view of Uranus."
 
2008-05-20 08:47:34 AM
I happen to be from Earth, so I'm getting a big kick from these comments.
 
2008-05-20 09:51:10 AM
Hey, wait a minute, in that picture the dark side of the moon is lit.

/There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.
 
2008-05-20 11:21:46 AM
on, IMO.
 
2008-05-20 11:53:27 AM
i'd hit it
 
2008-05-20 12:44:13 PM
Get Lost: Earth and moon as seen from a telescope mars

Since when did they hollow out mars and turn it into a Telescope?

/That looney lander on Sunday may break through , when it starts digging.
//In to the sound stage...


Maybe it means a collapsible candy bar.
 
2008-05-20 02:12:34 PM
PerfectStorm: on, IMO.

Yes. "telescope on mars".

/dumbassmitter
 
2008-05-20 02:18:51 PM
I'm on topic (sorta) The TFAs pic raises the same sense of awe and conflicting emotions inside me. I wish I had been able to take a few of Carl Sagan's classes. He was talking about a picture of Earth taken by Voyager 1 in 1990:

"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

Here's the pictures he was talking about:

www.bigskyastroclub.orgwww.bigskyastroclub.org

Those are great words, words that every human being should live by.

Thank You Subby
 
2008-05-20 02:28:17 PM
Get back to me when they have Earth bikini pics...
 
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