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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

(A view of Earth from The Moon taken by NASA.

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The Earth at night

The Earth at night

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2013's Best and Most Beautiful Photos of the Universe

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