Earth at Equinox. 2013-09-22. (Photo: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ/ SRC "Planeta" / zelenyikot. livejournal. com) The Russian weather satellite Electro-L captured this image. The image is in visible light and near infrared. The near IR picks out vegetation and has been given a greenish tint. Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178064.asp

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Earth

All the planets in one picture...

Space

In 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius exploded w/the energy of 1000 nuclear bombs. It killed about 16,000 people as rock & ash poured out of it at a rate of more than a million tons per second. It was so devastating that it has become an icon of the terror of an active volcano. NASA Photo

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International Space Station silhouetted against the moon Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin Apollo 12 - Pete Conrad; Alan Bean Apollo 13 - is famous for not getting there and the heroic efforts needed to save the crew. Apollo 14 - Alan Shepard; Edgar Mitchell Apollo 15 - David Scott; James Irwin Apollo 16 - John W. Young; Charles Duke Apollo 17 - Eugene Cernan; Harrison Schmitt. .....lbxxx.

NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury

A view of Earth from The Moon taken by NASA.

Space Shuttle Launch

Interesting summary of potentially habitable extrasolar planets.

Comet Lovejoy, Earth's Horizon (NASA, International Space Station, 12/22/11)

The tilt of the Earth during its yearly orbit creates the seasons, equinoxes and solstices.

Milky Way Galaxy

Scarlatti Stuart Rankin Messenger image of the crater Scarlatti on Mercury.

Our entire composition comes from the cosmic dust of exploding stars. You are literally the stuff of stars...

Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station)

Rho Ophiuchi and Antares with FSQ-106ED and Reducer QE 0.73x April 2011 Saturation Elevated Light Version By hirocun

Aurora Lights seen from space. - Imgur

Looking Towards Earth From Apollo 17