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13 Perspective-Shattering Photos Taken From Space Of Our Teeny Lil Planet

Small reminder that we live on a dot.

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1. So, this is Earth:

This photo, titled "Blue Marble," was taken by the Apollo 17 crew in 1972.
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This photo, titled "Blue Marble," was taken by the Apollo 17 crew in 1972.

2. This is the first picture of Earth taken from space, in 1947:

This picture was taken from a camera attached to V-2 rocket that was 100 miles up in space.
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This picture was taken from a camera attached to V-2 rocket that was 100 miles up in space.

3. And this is a picture of Earth taken from a distance of 633,000 km (almost 400,000 miles) away.

It was taken by the Rosetta satellite in 2009, and you can kind of see Antarctica there (the packed ice on the coastline creates the super bright spots you see).
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It was taken by the Rosetta satellite in 2009, and you can kind of see Antarctica there (the packed ice on the coastline creates the super bright spots you see).

4. And these are shots of the moon revolving around Earth, taken from a satellite a million miles away.

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You can see the "dark side" of the moon, fully illuminated.

5. Speaking of which, here's what Earth looks like from the moon:

This 1968 picture, titled "Earthrise," was the first one ever taken that showed how the earth rises above the moon's horizon.
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This 1968 picture, titled "Earthrise," was the first one ever taken that showed how the earth rises above the moon's horizon.

6. Here's that same view, in color:

Another shot from that same Apollo 8 mission.
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Another shot from that same Apollo 8 mission.

7. And here's what Earth looks like just a little farther out:

You can also see the Apollo 11 lunar module. This was taken in 1969.
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You can also see the Apollo 11 lunar module. This was taken in 1969.

8. Here's what a picture of both Earth and Mars together look like:

Taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2014.
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Taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2014.

9. And here's a picture of Earth and the moon together, as seen from Mars, 142 million kilometers (88 million miles) away.

If you look closely, you can kiiinda see the west coast of South America.
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If you look closely, you can kiiinda see the west coast of South America.

10. Now, let's zoom out a bit more. Here's what Earth looks like from the surface of Mars.

This photo was taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover in 2014.
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This photo was taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover in 2014.

11. And — are you ready for this? Here's what Earth looks like from Saturn's rings.

The picture was taken by the Cassini spacecraft, from 900 million miles away.
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The picture was taken by the Cassini spacecraft, from 900 million miles away.

12. And here's another shot of our little dot, from between Saturn's rings.

Also taken from Cassini, from 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away.
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Also taken from Cassini, from 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away.

13. And finally, here is a picture of Earth taken from 4 billion miles away — the greatest distance from which a picture has ever been taken of ~us~.

Dubbed "Pale Blue Dot," this picture was taken by the Voyager 1 in 1990.
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Dubbed "Pale Blue Dot," this picture was taken by the Voyager 1 in 1990.

This post was translated from German.

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