Earth from space

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Captured during a spacewalk on Christmas eve:

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    I am almost always impressed with photos of Earth taken from space. They just look too good to be real...as if they are some sort of wonderful science fiction movie special effect.

    God, we've got a beautiful planet.

    No wonder the martians wanted it. ;)
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Excellent picture, and how marvelous is to have technology that allow us to see it so quickly.
     
  3. copykris Suspended

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    makes you realize how insignificant we and our little problems/quarrels/conflicts really are, doesn't it...
     
  4. bhtwo macrumors 6502a

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    I love these NASA images...

    I use Celestia to get some very nice Earth views...
    It's fully 3D and animated so I can follow the shuttle in orbit in real time over the Earth for some relaxing viewing.

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  5. Adonys macrumors regular

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    Thats a great selfie :D

     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Awesome pics! I always love to see stuff like that.
     
  7. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    I never heard of Celestia, just downloaded it! How do you get the space shuttle like that?
     
  8. bhtwo macrumors 6502a

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    Hi... it's a model I made some time ago in Anim8tor, tweaked heavily by the chaps at NASA... you may pm your email.

    You can check out the motherlode for some older shuttle models of mine as well as some HiRes Earth and cloud textures...
    http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/
     
  9. bhtwo macrumors 6502a

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    Looks cold down there!

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    Image is NASA blue marble january... rendered in Celestia.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    A great thread and some terrific photographs. In common with SBG, I have to say that I just love this sort of stuff - in some strange way, it puts a lot of things into perspective, and, in itself it is both astonishing, (indeed, 'awesome', to use that word used by my students from the US) and quite utterly beautiful.

    Thanks for posting it, and starting the thread, OP.
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Great photo of my home state! And yes, it is/was very cold here. :cool:
     

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