A Tear-Drop of Green

Picture taken from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

— Neil Armstrong

There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.

— Carl Sagan

My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity.

—  Edgar Mitchel

This stunning picture of the earth was taken from NASA’s newest earth observing satellite, the Suomi NPP. Click to embiggen.

Author: falselogic

Doesn’t mix well with polite company; his two favorite topics being politics and religion. Would rather be out cycling, swimming, running, or camping. Misspent his youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.