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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:57 PM

The Mars Rover takes a picture of earth




It made me realize how small I really am. Photo/NASA




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Reply The Mars Rover takes a picture of earth (Original post)
sheshe2 Dec 2012 OP
PearliePoo2 Dec 2012 #1
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #2
Gore1FL Dec 2012 #11
rdking647 Dec 2012 #3
barbtries Dec 2012 #12
greytdemocrat Dec 2012 #13
Art_from_Ark Dec 2012 #27
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #4
Silent3 Dec 2012 #5
sharp_stick Dec 2012 #6
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #7
RC Dec 2012 #8
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #10
SemperEadem Dec 2012 #22
Flashmann Dec 2012 #9
A HERETIC I AM Dec 2012 #14
WashingtonConsensus Dec 2012 #15
calimary Dec 2012 #16
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #17
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #20
Scurrilous Dec 2012 #18
bvar22 Dec 2012 #19
Vietnameravet Dec 2012 #25
bvar22 Dec 2012 #26
TheAmbivalante Dec 2012 #21
Vietnameravet Dec 2012 #23
former9thward Dec 2012 #28
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #24
mike_c Dec 2012 #29
Vietnameravet Dec 2012 #33
mike_c Dec 2012 #34
zbdent Dec 2012 #30
loudsue Dec 2012 #31
Vietnameravet Dec 2012 #32

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:04 PM

1. Wonder what the two (planets/stars) above Earth are?

Kinda gives ya chills, eh?

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:08 PM

2. I would guess Mercury and Venus but it is just a guess.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:57 PM

11. Earth Jupiter and Venus (top to Bottom) n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:09 PM

3. fake picture

if you look at the bottom left of the screen you can see the initials ne (for northeast). its a picture taken from a planetarium program

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:57 PM

12. dammit anyway.

i was excited by that.

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:05 PM

13. Awwww man!!

And here I thought all the planets were coming into
alignment for the EOTW!!! Dammit!!!

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:30 PM

27. I'm going to check my own planetarium program

and see if those planets line up like that. I wonder what the date, and the geographical coordinates of the Mars Rover are?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:09 PM

4. Stay out of the total perspective vortex.

 

If this makes you feel small, the vortex may kill you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

5. Sorry, the image might be a hoax

And even if it's real, it's likely got the arrow pointing to the wrong dot. I found another copy of this same image here:

http://spaceports.blogspot.com/2010/08/view-from-mars-earth-jupiter-and-venus.html

...and the text there says this is Earth, Jupiter, and Venus, in that order, from top to bottom, which actually makes a bit more sense when I look at the recent positions of the planets over the past few months.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

6. If you want to feel tiny

Take a look at the "pale blue dot" taken by Voyager I in 1990. We are all on the little dot on the right hand brown streak a little more than 1/2 way down.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

Looking at this make me feel really insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:13 PM

7. Wow...great picture!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:27 PM

8. For a better prospective.

 



We are the dot at the 9:30 position in the rings

http://www.timws.com/PaleBlueDot.html

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Response to RC (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:42 PM

10. Thank you RC for that fabulous link! It was awesome.

I highly recommend that everone watch the video RC linked.

I brought this back from it!



WOW!

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:08 PM

22. so much fukkery taking place on that little dot

the rest of the cosmos must shudder...

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:32 PM

9. HEY!!!

I think I can see Russia from Mars kitchen window......Very Cooool!!!!!

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:12 PM

14. That's my house. n/t

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Response to WashingtonConsensus (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:25 PM

16. Welcome to DU, WashingtonConsensus!

Glad you're here! In our tiny dot on a tiny dot!

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Response to WashingtonConsensus (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:34 PM

17. Welcome to DU and I hope you enjoy the site.

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Response to WashingtonConsensus (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:58 PM

20. Hey

Welcome!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:37 PM

18. K & R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:54 PM

19. Can you see me?

Look close.
I'm the guy that is waving.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:02 PM

25. NASA said the pic was ruined..

turns out that somebody moved..and now we know who..!!

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Response to Vietnameravet (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:51 PM

26. Oops!... My Bad.

Its ALWAYS me.

At least I didn't hold up Finger Devil Horns behind Venus.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:01 PM

21. In case you've never had the pleasure of seeing this...Pale Blue Dot video

Carl Sagan - The Pale Blue Dot

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:00 PM

23. I dont understand one thing

Arent those clouds in the sky? How can the earth be seen through those clouds?

I hope this is not a fake.... like the Moon landing turned out to be..

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Response to Vietnameravet (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:35 PM

28. Like most things on the internet it is a total fake.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:01 PM

24. Mankind Needs to Chill Out

We ain't that important in the grand scheme of things.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:37 PM

29. 54 recs and counting for a fake pic....

Science illiteracy is a real problem, Martha.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:04 AM

33. mike

Is this photo a fake..I dont understand your post ..but I am troubled by the clouds in the pic..how can earth be visible through those clouds?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:33 PM

30. dang, take it again ... I blinked ...

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:41 AM

31. Oh Nooos!

We're a UFO!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:03 AM

32. PLEASE SOMEONE

Can you post the original link to this photo?...and can someone please explain how we can see earth and two other objects and yet the sky is filled with clouds??

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