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February 23, 2007 7:38 PM   Subscribe

Sunset on Mars. Crop Circles in Kansas. Total Eclipse. Tenerife. Meteor Crater, AZ. European Superstorm. Lake Effect Clouds. Where on Earth...?
Find these and other images, as well as a learning lab and data animations, online courtesy NASA. If you are patient, also see Visible Earth (previously . . ).
posted by owhydididoit (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Very, very cool. Thanks!
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 8:00 PM on February 23, 2007

This is really, really great!
posted by serazin at 8:10 PM on February 23, 2007

Of course anything that includes a reference to Kansas (sans "those dumb hicks") is cool!
posted by amyms at 9:15 PM on February 23, 2007

amazing shit
posted by dminor at 12:05 AM on February 24, 2007

Looking at the photo of sunset on mars felt strange.
posted by Anything at 6:03 AM on February 24, 2007

I think I'll have another look.
posted by Anything at 6:03 AM on February 24, 2007

I'd kill for a 1600px or bigger version of that sunset photo. That image gives me goosbumps.
posted by grimcity at 6:24 AM on February 24, 2007

This one of the top of the atmosphere is unreal.
posted by nekton at 7:42 AM on February 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

:-) Glad you like...
posted by owhydididoit at 8:12 AM on February 24, 2007

nekton: I wonder if that littl especk is a satellite? That really is breathtaking.
posted by grimcity at 9:20 AM on February 24, 2007

New desktop material! Nice find. I'll also second Anything's comment.
I've noticed that a lot of the picture captions would make good song titles too. I can see someone like Brian Eno composing something titled "Cloud Streets in the Bering Sea", "Dust over the Canary Islands", or "The East Pacific Rise from Near and Far".
also, looking at all the satellite pics, i feel very small now.
posted by Zack_Replica at 9:33 AM on February 24, 2007

The sunset was amazing--I've never seen a picture which made me actually think I knew what it was like to be on mars. Which is cold, and lonely.
posted by Citizen Premier at 3:58 PM on February 24, 2007

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