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This is the highest resolution image of Earth ever made, 121 megapixels. That’s an amazing 0.62 miles per pixel. It was taken by Russia’s latest weather satellite, the Electro-L, which is orbiting Earth on a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator, sending photographs of the entire planet every 30 minutes.

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from the Guardian

Voyager: a space odyssey – in pictures

In 1989, Voyager 2 made our first close encounter with the stunning blue planet Neptune. Its surprisingly turbulent, storm-laden atmosphere, this far from the sun, was clearly being driven by heat from deep within the planet

Voyager: a space odyssey – in pictures

from NASA

Flying Through the Aurora's Green Fog

Glowing green aurora over clouds on Earth photographed from orbit

Flying Through the Aurora's Green Fog

from Bt images

Clouds Look Even Better From Space

We were in grade school, he asked me with curiosity, "Where do you live?" I then replied, "Somewhere in this world".

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Andromeda’s actual size…

Humility: Andromeda’s actual size, not accounting for the fact it is 2.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS away, compared with the moon's 238,000 MILES away. It contains a Trillion stars, while our galaxy contains at most a half a billion stars... And some on earth delude themselves that they are the center of Everything.

Andromeda’s actual size…

... and they silently made wishes as they lay in the glade, wishes that would come true, after a fashion ...

The Forest as Art