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Old February 8th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Lightbulb What does this January 2012 picture of the "Blue Marble" tell us?

Here's the most recent picture of the earth from space Jan 2012. You can see the entire N. American continent. So what might this mean?


Hint: "What's missing?"

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Old February 8th, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Hint: "What's missing?"
What's missing? Clouds, maybe?
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Old February 8th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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^.that and signs of snow also appears to be scarce.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 03:48 AM
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So, Jerome, Tracy, Mark, Fahim, Cem, Andy and everyone else who might be wondering why this picture is so important let me say this:

Looking again at the "Blue Marble" makes me feel fortunate to be alive at a time that such a wonderful image can be made of our precious and unique planet earth. It's also humbling!

Furthermore, it has an effect of warning us that there's just this one blue marble for us to play with and it's not replaceable if broken!

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Old February 9th, 2012, 04:15 AM
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This thread is continued in full here with the hope that there will be a robust discussion of the value and implications of this photograph on us and our behavior.

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