You Are Here (Earth, as seen from Mars)

27 Sep

I always love photos like this, and it is a good sentiment…

This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of another planet. Take a moment to consider the historical significance of that.

We’re just part of something really, really, really big. And we’re just starting to peek out; taking a look around.

That image (yes, it is an actual photograph) was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in March 2004.

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