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Earth and Moon

Filed Under NASA, Photos

Just this month NASA announced the discovery of evidence of water on mars. According to the article, it means they have a lot more hope for finding life (microbial) on mars, and the discovery even makes the idea of a human mission to mars more feasible.

Earth and Moon as seen from MarsThe whole ordeal reminded me of a picture I saw a few months back of the Earth and Moon as seen form Mars, shown to the right (click for a larger image).

The picture does a great job of really putting into perspective just how far away the moon really is. At the same time, it really shows how far away Mars is by seeing just how tiny the Earth looks. I’m so used to photos of Earth from the Moon where the Earth is gigantic.


Comments

5 Responses to “Earth and Moon”

  1. Sonja on June 30th, 2008 5:17 pm

    It’s hard to believe the moon is actually that far away!

  2. mike on June 30th, 2008 11:09 pm

    I know, it always seems like it should be so much bigger when you see it up in the sky.

  3. m!les on July 1st, 2008 10:03 pm

    I subscribed to the MarsPhoenix Twitter feed and I practically started dancing when I read that tweet. Go Mars!

  4. Mike on July 1st, 2008 10:10 pm

    haw. amazingly, that’s where I saw it from too. pesky twitter.

  5. consteek on January 14th, 2016 8:55 am

    Thanks for sharing :)

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