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    Voyager 1's portrait of Earth. (Image credit: NASA/JPL) On February 14, 1990, Voyager was turned to take images of the Solar System. The Earth was there, the "pale blue dot" Carl Sagan christened it. Mona Evans, "Voyager 1 - Gas Giants and a Last Look Homeward"

    The first photo of both the Earth and Moon in a single frame - taken September 18, 1977 by Voyager 1

    The least-detailed, but most distant, portrait of Earth. It was taken at the request of Carl Sagan, by Voyager 1 when it was headed out beyond the planets. Here is a part of Sagan's beautiful reflection on our tiny home in the vastness of the Universe. It's wonderfully illustrated by Gavin Aung Than (zen pencils).

    Earth from orbit. The first image taken by the MSG-3 satellite, the Meteosat Second Generation-3 satellite. It's a geostationary weather satellite which was launched by ESA in July 2012. It images in both the visible and infrared ranges. astronomy.bellaon...

    Earthrise . Taken from Apollo 8 on the first manned voyage around the Moon, Christmas Eve 1968. It has been called "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken." (Credit: William Anders, NASA image AS8-14-2383) Mona Evans, "Christmas in the Skies" www.bellaonline.c...

    Earth and sunset, as seen from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA.

    The "pale blue dot" of Earth as seen from Cassini on July 19, 2013.

    India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was in Earth orbit, being boosted to an orbit to get it to Mars. This was also a good chance to do some systems tests. The Mars Color Camera took a picture of Earth. It's focused on the Indian subcontinent. (Credit: ISRO)

    Looking Towards Earth From Apollo 17

    Earth imaged on July 6, 2015 by NOAA's DSCOVR satellite from L1. Credit: NOAA/NASA/GSFC

    Giant solar flare

    Orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), numbering over 1,400 as of early 2013. Shown here is a close-up of the orbits overlaid on the orbits of Earth and other inner planets. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    Kepler-78b compared to Earth. It's 1.2 times the size of Earth and 1.7 times more massive, giving it the same density. It's probably also mostly rock and iron, but it orbits its star every 8.5 hours. Its star is slightly smaller and less massive than the sun and is located about 400 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. Mona Evans, "Hunting for Extrasolar planets" www.bellaonline.c...

    Saturn has rings. And how! in my absolute favorite Cassini probe picture. We are looking inwards towards an eclipsed Sun from the night side of Saturn. Yet light reflected from the ring system is lighting up the dark side of the planet. Click the image to enlarge & look beyond the bright central rings, just inside the next ring out on the left hand side, and find the small dot. That's Earth. ©Mona Evans, "10 Amazing Facts about the Solar System" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Ultra HD Timelapse of The Earth, made from images taken over six months by ESA Alexander Gerst on the International Space Station. (Credit: ESA)

    Every single satellite orbiting the Earth / via vuokko

    The Great Red Spot of Jupiter. Actually a storm that's been raging for over 300 years, it's three times the size of the entire Earth.

    Earth's eastern hemisphere. This is a single megapixel image from Russia’s Elektro-L weather-forecasting satellite.

    Earth at night

    A partially eclipsed setting Sun as seen from Dallas, Texas on May 20th, 2012. This weekend's eclipse will offer U.S. East Coast residents a similar sunrise view. (Credit: Jason Major/Lights in the Dark).