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NASA’s holiday gift from
out of this world, really

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 12/2/2012 9:15:52 AM

Talk to astronauts, as we have, and the one thing each says universally is how amazingly beautiful Earth appears from space. Even after returning, they´re unable ever to think of this place the same. It´s where we all live. But it´s also an immense lump of primordial orbiting art, revolving on its tilted axis once every 24 hours while flying through space eight miles every second. Over billions of years, Earth has never been where it is at this very moment. And it will never return to this exact same spot ever again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nightvision, 12/2/2012 9:27:53 AM     (No. 9044267)

Breathtaking images.
Article includes a 158-page PDF version of a gorgeous ´coffee table book´.

Thanks for posting!



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