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Spaceship Earth

Post by rblockells » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:58 pm

http://www.upworthy.com/some-strange-th ... g-to-earth

Beautiful footage and some fascinating insights from returning astronauts.
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Post by Spiritof76 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:40 am

It is moving. I experienced a similar epiphany when opening a book showing photos from the Hubble Deep Field experiment. In fact it made me burst out laughing in the middle of Waterstone's, or was it TK Maxx, and you don't get to do that very often!

I do remember hearing the recording from Apollo 8 (I think?) when they turned their camera back on the planet, one of the astronauts quoted from Genesis. I was a schoolboy at the time and it sounded eerie as it crackled across space back to earth. It obviously had a profound effect at the time on the crew, and it may have helped in the realisation that our planet is fragile, and we have no where else to go?

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Post by super_hooper » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:29 pm

Space = Awesome topic!

That video reminds me of this photo...

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/wp-conte ... 8/A181.jpg

It's earth, taken by one of the VOyager probes form an equivalent distance to 40x that of the earth to the sun. Really makes you realise how large the universe is.

This is quite a good website (might even have got it from someone here) on space...

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/

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Post by deepseahoop » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:54 am

i went to see Gravity in 3D last week and it had some great shots of the earth from space and a few of Sandra Bullocks arse also.
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Post by BiscuitRanger » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:21 pm

deepseahoop wrote:i went to see Gravity in 3D last week and it had some great shots of the earth from space and a few of Sandra Bullocks arse also.
Which was bigger?

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Post by Esox Lucius » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:42 pm

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Post by JH » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:56 pm

BiscuitRanger wrote: Can anyone expalin gravity to me?
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