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Earth from space
RockoRocksDate: Tuesday, 01.10.2013, 18:32 | Message # 91
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This is what happens when the government shuts down

The sad thing is yesterday I finally found out how to utilize any 3D model in Space Engine, but now I can't download any from NASA.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 01.10.2013, 18:52 | Message # 92
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The sad thing is yesterday I finally found out how to utilize any 3D model in Space Engine, but now I can't download any from NASA.

Most of the models from NASA are either already on the forum (ported by DoctorOfSpace and myself) or will be when the next version is released.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 21.11.2013, 00:34 | Message # 93
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India's Mars Orbiter Mission has taken its first photo of Earth from space






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Rhysy27Date: Tuesday, 17.12.2013, 17:46 | Message # 94
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Taken by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe from a distance of 3.7 billion miles. Not the most detailed but certainly the most astounding image of our home. With, of course, Carl Sagan's beautiful words to go with it.



"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
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This video also beautifully captures his speech.


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"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

Edited by Rhysy27 - Wednesday, 18.12.2013, 21:04
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 20.12.2013, 21:52 | Message # 95
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Amazing account and visual recreation of the Apollo 8 Earthrise photo, seen both from inside the spacecraft and out, in real time and with astronaut voice recordings.






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Destructor1701Date: Saturday, 21.12.2013, 03:30 | Message # 96
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That was superb, HD, thanks for the link!




 
WatsisnameDate: Saturday, 21.12.2013, 04:56 | Message # 97
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Yes indeed! Fantastic.




 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 30.03.2014, 11:17 | Message # 98
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Fantastic montage from MESSENGER images, processed by ugordan over at Unmanned Spaceflight.


And a few more:

Moon transiting Earth as seen from Juno


Earth seen from the Nozomi spacecraft:



A rare south polar view of Earth from the NEAR spacecraft:


Typhoon seen from Electro-L






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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Sunday, 30.03.2014, 11:41
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Sunday, 30.03.2014, 11:23 | Message # 99
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Moon transiting Earth as seen from Juno

Wow! is this a maximum resolution?





 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 30.03.2014, 11:42 | Message # 100
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is this a maximum resolution?

I think so, Juno's camera has poor angular resolution.





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laiodDate: Monday, 07.04.2014, 17:20 | Message # 101
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It may not be a full view but the Earth from the ISS is still an incredibly awesome sight.


That is a good video. I like it.





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SolarisDate: Friday, 02.05.2014, 21:44 | Message # 102
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Four HD cameras installed on the ‪‎ISS‬ now give live views of Earth from space cool , the HDEV was activated two days ago :

More infos here : http://www.nasa.gov/mission....17.html

Live stream here : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload

If all you can see is black, see why : http://www.isstracker.com/
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 02.05.2014, 22:09 | Message # 103
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Four HD cameras installed on the ‪‎ISS‬ now give live views of Earth from space cool , the HDEV was activated two days ago :

Wonderful! I have been waiting years for this happy





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neutronium76Date: Friday, 02.05.2014, 22:50 | Message # 104
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Four HD cameras installed on the ‪‎ISS‬ now give live views of Earth from space


Amazing! Our own personal window from space: Just took my first screenshot:





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RockoRocksDate: Saturday, 03.05.2014, 22:43 | Message # 105
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Strange, I went to the livestream, it said it was live but it just showed a grey screen.




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