Friday, December 2, 2011

Earth from Space

Our Home from Out There

C L I C K     T O     E N L A R G E

                                                            Gem of Planets

It takes humanity quite a distance to put it all in one perspective.  Simply Wallpaper provides this 3000 x 3002 image with Antarctica, Africa and the Red Sea clearly in view.


Russia's Mir preceded the current International Space Station in our effort to maintain a continuous presence in space.  This 1600 x 1200 image is from Desktop Kazansoft.

                                                 International Space Station

The picture of ISS is from 2008.  The image accessed is 3072 x 2040 at 300 dpi.  You can find a number of free space photographs at Space Images, including a lower resolution copy of this picture.  I found a difficulty in attempting to access the home site of the higher resolution image posted here.

                                              Shuttle latched to Space Station

This picture was taken from the departing Soyuz space capsule.  The image is 1600 x 1067 and is posted at reddit.  The resolution isn't bad but it could be better.  These pictures recorded for history deserve sharp images.

                                                            Space Walk

What would you be capable of wearing gloves such as these?  The button above the visor is as small as you can get.  The 1600 x 1200 image is from Fan Pop.


This spaceman with jet pack briefly qualifies as an isolated celestial body.  This is a 3000 x 3000 NASA photo freely available among their archives.


The night lights demonstrate the ancient pattern of living along the Nile remains true today.  This image is also from NASA and is 946 x 710.


Open doors reveals the payload of the shuttle Atlantis.   This 2560 x 1600 image is provided by Australian Geographic.

                                                         We have Lift Off...

Atlantis mission STS-135 was the last flight before the Space Shuttle program ended.  This dramatic and historic photo is 1314 x 1600 and is posted at a blog on reddit

                                                         as others see us

Our first memorable look at ourselves from our neighbor the Moon.  The iconic photo is 1024 x 1024 and is reprized at iPad 2 Wallpapers.                                 

                   COLD VALENTINE

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