earth from space

Seeing Earth from the vantage point of space is always a humbling experience. This image, which shows a crescent shaped Earth and Moon, taken on September 18th 1977, is no different. The image was taken from a distance of 11.66 million kilometres from Earth- but there is something else that makes this so special.

This image depicts the start of a long journey of interstellar travel. The spacecraft, of course, is NASA’s Voyager 2. Voyager 1 & 2 have travelled farther from Earth than any other manmade object.

Voyager 1 famously delivered an image of Earth from 6.4 billion kilometres away known as “The pale blue dot”.

Today, voyager 1 & 2 can be found in the Heliosheath; the outermost layer of the heliosphere.

-Jean

You can follow Voyagers movements (to the metre!) here: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/where/index.html

To see our previous post on the pale blue dot, see here: http://on.fb.me/11f0NR6

Have you heard of Voyager’s golden record? No? See here! http://on.fb.me/XOM1bu

This view of Earth showing clouds over water was photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft following translunar injection. While astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, descended in the Lunar Module (LM) “Eagle” to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Columbia” in lunar orbit. Date: 16 July 1969

Character Developement: Jenna Wooleridge - Part 1.

Name: Jenna Wooleridge.

Nickname: Jen.

Gender: Female.

Place of birth: Willow Creek.

Parents’ names, backgrounds, occupations: Stephanie Wooleridge (founder), first class pastry chef, garden-lover and the funniest sim around, and Bobby Cooper, ginger game-designer and all-round nerd, later turned famous elderly let’s player.

Number of siblings: One.

Relationship with family: Very close, though she doesn’t see her brother that often these days.

Happiest memory: Beating her father at chess for the first time, her first time seeing planet Earth from outer space, Quo’s proposal.

Childhood trauma: The other children at school weren’t very nice to her, especially during her primary school days. She was considered a nerd and called names almost daily.

Children of their own?: Booker, Isabelle and Clementine.

If so, relationship with their child/ren?: Very close with all of them, probably closest with Booker with whom she is best friends and who relies most on her. Isabelle doesn’t have that high of a relationship with her but secretly admires her, while Clementine doesn’t go to her for advice but loves just chatting and having fun, considering her a close friend.

I feel like everything in the universe is a ripple. You can zoom out from the Earth into space and what have you but then you zoom in on a human you see as many or more cells than there are stars. I think that's why spiritual humans know that nature is the most powerful thing in existence.