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Fitz
11-13-2007, 03:29 PM
Well, we can argue with creationists until the cows come home or we can watch the Earth Rise courtesy of science.

The Japanese have a new moon explorer shooting hi-def.

http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html

Tylerdurden
11-13-2007, 03:30 PM
Cool!

George Roberts
11-13-2007, 03:46 PM
HD is a broadcast standard not a quality standard.

480x270 is really poor resolution.

Tylerdurden
11-13-2007, 04:08 PM
HD is a broadcast standard not a quality standard.

480x270 is really poor resolution.

Its preliminary.

Bruce Hooke
11-13-2007, 06:45 PM
That's a beautiful set of images!

Thanks.

JimD
11-13-2007, 06:51 PM
The accomplishments of others never cease to amaze me and leave me feeling small. I was just about to post high resolution photos of a loaf of bread rising but now I think I won't.

Bob Adams
11-13-2007, 07:01 PM
I've been asking for the "Earthrise" as taken by Apollo 8 picture for years. Santa hasn't obliged. Maybe this year....

LeeG
11-13-2007, 07:08 PM
there's a video from 100km above the moon on the link,,cool

elf
11-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Now that is very moving, downright overwhelming. If our earth looks like that from the moon, how can we go on being so gullible as to imagine that we can inhabit the moon? Clearly the two ecosystems have nothing in common.

WX
11-13-2007, 09:08 PM
I knew what to expect but the smallness of the Earth still shocked me...such a fragile little ball. They should play that at the next Earth summit on climate change.

JimD
11-14-2007, 01:24 AM
We're going to terraform Mars. Haven't you heard?

JimD
11-14-2007, 01:25 AM
http://www.astro.umd.edu/~danielj/teaching/earthrise.jpg

JimD
11-14-2007, 01:26 AM
And from Apollo 11 (I guess the previous photo is too since its identical except that earth has risen a few degrees)

http://wanderingspace.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/earth-rise.jpg

The Bigfella
11-14-2007, 01:27 AM
My (engineering student) son was bleating about some of the dumb ideas on a Mars terraform website last night.

The Bigfella
11-14-2007, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the images Jim

PeterSibley
11-14-2007, 01:34 AM
Amazing and beautiful !:)

JimD
11-14-2007, 01:50 AM
Did anyone watch this tv show 'Race to Mars'?

http://www.racetomars.ca/mars/index.jsp

http://www.ctvdigital.com/discovery/images/thumbs/showheads/mars2/images/1.jpg

Twenty million $ to make it is what I read. Meanwhile, Earth is a sewer.

Milo Christensen
11-15-2007, 05:53 AM
I knew what to expect but the smallness of the Earth still shocked me...such a fragile little ball. They should play that at the next Earth summit on climate change.

Yep. 'Bucky' Fuller predicted that the first pictures of the entire Earth from space would be transformative. It was interesting to be a college student in '68 - '69 and see the posters of the "Whole Earth" sprout up everywhere and the corresponding rise of the environmental movements.

Duncan Gibbs
11-15-2007, 06:32 AM
Think they need to sprout up again: If not the garboard strake of this, our only and most beautiful ship may rot and need urgent replacement!

Thanks fitz and Jim!