Earth’s 5 continents

My daughter informed me that, according to her teacher, there are 5 continents: The Americas (because North and South America are connected) Africa Australia Europe Asia (no comment on how connected Europe and Asia are) Antarctica is apparently just a really big block of ice … The world really has changed since I was at […]

Our home on a cloudy day in May 1969

One of the many things I like about having a Chromecast is seeing images like this beautiful photograph of our home planet courtesy of NASA’s Image of the Day initiative.

Spellbound by views of Earth from the ISS

The ISS captures amazing imagery of the Earth and it’s all freely available online. I watched two videos, in particualr, that just blew my mind.

A reminder about our perceived differences

A spectacular reminder that our perceived differences are just that. If you love photos like this, be sure to take a look at this collection: Space station @NASA_astronauts take thousands of photos of Earth every year. Enjoy the Top 16 Earth Images of 2016! — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) December 19, 2016

They’re all third world problems

When you think about it, all our problems are third world problems. This thought from the Shower Thoughts reddit was particularly funny.

Looking back to see the Moon passing over the Earth

NASA released images of the Moon passing over the Earth that looks unreal … literally. We are used to photos of the Moon from our vantage point down here and on its own. This almost looks like an illustration, especially when you consider that the side of the Moon we see in this photo is […]

Seeing the stars from the International Space Station

This is a striking view from the ISS. Two things stand out for me. The first is how many more stars you can see from space and the second is that bubble around our planet, out atmosphere.

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