ScienceCast 203: Return of the Blue Marble

published 5 years ago

Return of the blue marble. Presented by science at NASA. As Mark Twain once said distance lends enchantment to the view. This definitely holds true for the deep space climate observatory or discover. A new space weather mission from Noah that also carries NASA instruments to keep an eye on earth. Launched in February 2015 discover is now 1000000 miles from earth where it can look back and see how far planet all that once. The view prompted president Obama to tweet just got this new blue marble photo from at NASA. Beautiful reminder that we need to protect the only planet we have. The first bloom are both photos taken by Apollo astronauts nearly 50 years ago. Sparked a new awareness of earth as a fragile sphere of dazzling beauty floating alone in a dangerous void worthy of careful stewardship ...

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