Earthrise and Earthset over the Moon – wow.
These high definition pictures were released November 12, 2007 by the Japanese space agency JAXA.
The images were taken by the SELENE probe as it orbited the Moon at a distance of about 62 miles (100 km). These are the world’s first HD images of the Earth – from about 235,000 miles (380,000 km) away in space.
(Thanks to Sharon Puett)
(Ok, I really don’t like that song anymore. I find it incredibly sad. – cf. movie, Good Morning Vietnam)
Look at our beautiful world, and tell me we shouldn’t care for her.
We don’t own the earth. The earth peoples.
It is a wicked and stupid creature that chooses to destroy its own home, its own niche in the cosmos.
For what? Money? Money won’t buy you a new planet.
Where else do you think there is to go?