Pretty Planet

by Ragnar Schierholz

Over the last days, it was about four times that I received an email with this subject or a variation of it: Pretty Planet. Attached was a slideshow showing some awesome space pictures of our Mother Earth. Now someone put them together on a webpage: And it's a really pretty planet.

I don't think there's much of Swiss Alps to see in the so labeled picture, but nonetheless, they are all plain beautiful.


... but don't we use a terrifying amount of electric light?

Nick Daisley, 2006-05-08

Hm, I guess that depends much on who you consider we... Looing at Africa, you can easily tell why it's called "the black continent". It's not only because of the skin color of its native inhabitants.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2006-05-08

As a South Florida resident, I find the hurricane picture fascinating - so beautiful and yet SO destructive.

Jackie Horowitz, 2006-05-08

From the far distance it is a beautiful blue planet. But if you come closer it is a blistering habitat of pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, and sloth ... ... ... The most dangerous planet in the world. Well, sort of ;)

Cem Basman, 2006-05-08

Cem, I guess you should elaborate on your definition of "world". If Wikipedia's definition of the word is assumed, your statement seams rather trivial ;-)

Ragnar Schierholz, 2006-05-08

Ragnar, oh happy days, when the world was flat! Since it's a bumpy sphere you can't trust it anymore ...

Cem Basman, 2006-05-08

Too bad that some of them are fake or at least digitally enhanced, e.g. the "Night arrives over Europe and Northern Africa" image (see also at snopes)

Armin Grewe, 2006-05-08

Repeat after me: thumbnails.

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2006-05-09

"Night arrives over Europe and Northern Africa" is fake...

Nils K. Windisch, 2006-05-09

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