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Old 07-28-2009, 09:14 AM
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Default Earth Star on Mars - Anybody Got A Photo?

I have been trying like crazy to find that great shot taken by the mars rover of Earth as seen from the surface of the Red Planet at twilight. Does anybody have or can anyone post a link to it here. Thanks so much!
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:19 AM
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Is this the one you are looking for? http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1

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Old 07-28-2009, 09:27 AM
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This one?
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"...that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment."

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:32 AM
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As Carl Sagan so sagaciously noted in the title of his book, we are but a Pale Blue Dot.

I don't know if he originated the phrase, but it's a good one.

All that we are... all that we have been... all that we shall be, unless we move out into interplanetary space -- is on the surface of that pale, bluish thing, barely perceptible anywhere else but in our direct neighborhood.

All our histories, all our empires and nations ... nothing but that.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:54 PM
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He was right if one only speaks geographically
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He was right if one only speaks geographically
Is there any other way? Wipe out the PBD, and you wipe out everything human-related, forever (except for our footprints and other artifacts on the Moon, the Pioneer, Voyager, and some other satellites and probes), with the exception of radio waves emanated from Earth.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:29 PM
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Is this the one you are looking for? http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1

Yes - This is the one. I get goose-bumps looking at it. Imagine seeing our world from another planet's sky. This is just the best! Thank you so much Captain Tom!!
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:01 PM
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Yes - This is the one. I get goose-bumps looking at it. Imagine seeing our world from another planet's sky. This is just the best! Thank you so much Captain Tom!!
You're welcome, I just did a quick google search, that was the first time I saw that picture so I guess I should thank you as well. Kind of puts things in perspective to see everything I've ever known look so small.
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