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59 Responses to The View Of Earth From Mars [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Link: The View Of Earth From Mars - Taken my a martian? We want to believe--but those martians` cameras have crappy resolution.
  2. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Wow! I can see my house! lolz!
  3. Profile photo of Luniz82
    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 10:56 am
    Weird.. makes you think.
  4. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 10:57 am
    this somewhat reminds me of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
  5. Profile photo of IQover
    IQover Male 13-17
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:06 am
    Wow. That is.. Impressive :D
  6. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:13 am
    meh
  7. Profile photo of luke182
    luke182 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:14 am
    take that society.
  8. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:22 am
    we must really far apart in our cycles right now.
  9. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Space is big.
  10. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Who would`ve thought it would look the same as Mars looks from Earth?

    I am unimpressed.
  11. Profile photo of Hedanito
    Hedanito Male 18-29
    397 posts
    May 1, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Everyone on earth say cheese!
  12. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:47 am
    Mars has better weather than England....
  13. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    May 1, 2010 at 11:48 am
    I`m not surprised.
  14. Profile photo of RAGEMONSTER
    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    Why are there plenty of images of earth from the moon, but no images of the sun from the moon? Someone post a pic.
  15. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Ragemonster: Not exactly what you asked for, but pretty close (sun from ISS):

  16. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    We`re shiny.
  17. Profile photo of RAGEMONSTER
    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Found this on wikipedia

    "To improve the quality of television pictures from the Moon, a color camera was carried on Apollo 12 (unlike the monochrome camera that was used on Apollo 11). Unfortunately, when Bean carried the camera to the place near the lunar module where it was to be set up, he inadvertently pointed it directly into the Sun, destroying the vidicon tube. Television coverage of this mission was thus terminated almost immediately."

  18. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    I Wonder what martians get for wishing upon an Earth?
    Cancer, its gotta be cancer.
  19. Profile photo of abby0315
    abby0315 Female 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    We are speck-tastic!!
  20. Profile photo of MsLee
    MsLee Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    wow!
  21. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    I am here, stalkers!
  22. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    ohai, I thought someone was watching me.
  23. Profile photo of TheGodofFail
    TheGodofFail Male 13-17
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    May 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    It`s gotta put us in perspective... Our giant earth a speck to another world.
  24. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    Who would`ve thought it would look the same as Mars looks from Earth?
    I know, eh?
  25. Profile photo of sejseptember
    sejseptember Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    abby0315:
    Speck-tacular works better
  26. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    i love pictures that put things into perspective. i remember here on iab there was a video of the galaxy just kept zooming out and out. it was so cool to see how little we are
  27. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    I miss you, Douglas Adams.
  28. Profile photo of Xerasia
    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    make a wish...
  29. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    Here is Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as seen by Voyager 1 in 1990

  30. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    the vastness of space kind of scares me. Im not interested, just freaked out. LOL
  31. Profile photo of JadeEskimo
    JadeEskimo Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    I feel the same way, xxPinkxx! It freaks me out to think about how big this universe is!
  32. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    @SamVimes, me too!
  33. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    > xxPinkxx
    > the vastness of space kind of scares me
    > JadeEskimo
    > It freaks me out to think about how big this universe is!

    Space is big. Really big. You just won`t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it`s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that`s just peanuts to space, listen...
  34. Profile photo of Imadude
    Imadude Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    No need to freak out people. The universe is probably infinite.And according to some scientists there might be an infinite number of other universes.








  35. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    Those letters must be massive!!

    How come we can`t see them a night?
  36. Profile photo of Stelly
    Stelly Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    If when you stop and deeply think about where the edge of the universe is and you become completely awed, you can then start the think about being a genius or not. Thinking about this will now ruin the rest of my day, thanks a lot IAB...ugh...
  37. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    I guess Hawking is correct when he says in order for us to grow and survive as a species, we must venture into space.
  38. Profile photo of Nerdfighter0
    Nerdfighter0 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    Ooh.
    Just thinking of terra-forming mars gives me the tinglies.
  39. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    > Nerdfighter0
    > Just thinking of terra-forming mars gives me the tinglies

    Here`s a hint to its likelihood: we can`t even `terraform` our own deserts, which already have air, water, bacteria, microbial life, access to transportation for resupply, etc - and people think we can do it somewhere like Mars? It ain`t gonna happen. Ever. Its another "wish life was better somewhere else" dream.
  40. Profile photo of Imadude
    Imadude Male 18-29
    94 posts
    May 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    Sadly Terra forming mars is just science fiction.At least until we invent a way. We cant yet because Mars doesnt have a magnetic field. The only way we could terra form Mars is if we found a way to re magnetize it.
  41. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 12:44 am
    Pictures like this always make me wonder why I stress over the small stuff .
  42. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 2:53 am
    > fancylady
    > Pictures like this always make me wonder why I stress over the small stuff

    Because you`re far more likely to die from a virus than hit by meteorite.
  43. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 3:22 am
    "Here`s a hint to its likelihood: we can`t even `terraform` our own deserts, which already have air, water, bacteria, microbial life, access to transportation for resupply, etc - and people think we can do it somewhere like Mars? It ain`t gonna happen. Ever. Its another "wish life was better somewhere else" dream."

    and people will suffocate if they travel more than 30mph.

    Come on, the ancient Mayans irrigated the desert, and the Saudis do a pretty good job now (so does the Nile). It`s just too expensive or hard to find the water. What if we crash an ice comet into Mars and seed the whole place with a bunch of chemolithotrophic bacteria to start the soil going, followed by some CO2 excreting and nitrogen fixing bacteria too (not sure where the N2 will come from), followed by some nice photosynthetic bacteria to make some O2. Ok maybe in 1000 years. 5h1t, Israel and Iran have nukes. Maybe never.
  44. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 4:00 am
    kinda looks like Mars does from here.
  45. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 7:33 am
    I just got home after an awesome party and I looked at this and got seriously disoriented.

    I need to go to sleep IAB...
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 8:05 am
    Here`s a hint to its likelihood: we can`t even `terraform` our own deserts, which already have air, water, bacteria, microbial life, access to transportation for resupply, etc - and people think we can do it somewhere like Mars? It ain`t gonna happen. Ever. Its another "wish life was better somewhere else" dream.

    You might be right, but your argument isn`t. There are big differences between turning a desert into fertile soil and terraforming a planet - the latter is not simply a bigger and more difficult version of the former.

    Making another planet partially habitable could be easier, although the timescale would be centuries at least, probably millenia.

    Terraforming Mars might just be possible in the future - a runaway greenhouse effect would go a long way to making it habitable over a couple of millenia. It would take a lot of maintainence though - gravity too small, magnetic field too small. Mars would be part planet, part spa
  47. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 10:34 am
    FYI: There`s an image called "The Pale Blue Dot" that was taken by the Galileo space probe, out near the orbit of Pluto; it is the most distant image of earth that exists, from over 3 billion miles away.
  48. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    357 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 11:00 am
    This is unsettling.
  49. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Here`s a hint to its likelihood: we can`t even `terraform` our own deserts, which already have air, water, bacteria, microbial life, access to transportation for resupply, etc - and people think we can do it somewhere like Mars? It ain`t gonna happen. Ever. Its another "wish life was better somewhere else" dream.

    You must be one of those life-sucks people.

    Just cause` its hard, doesn`t mean it will never happen.
  50. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    Regarding a terraformed Mars:

    i) How are you going to keep a created Earthlike atmosphere on the planet, given the low gravity and lack of a natural magnetic shield?

    ii) How are you going to handle protection from the solar wind, given that Mars doesn`t have a natural magnetic shield?

    You`d need to build in some way to artificially maintain Mars in a terraformed state. It would have to be part planet, part space spation.
  51. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
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    May 2, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    Makes you feel kinda small don`t it?
  52. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2010 at 12:19 am
    Makes you feel kinda small don`t it?

    No. I`m still me, regardless of the size of the universe.

    If you`re thinking in terms of the whole of humanity being small because we`re all on one medium-sized planet orbiting a medium-sized star in nowhere important...it was humans who put that camera way out there to take that photo. Humans, with their brilliant minds and dextrous hands. Humans are marvels of the universe.
  53. Profile photo of datroman
    datroman Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2010 at 5:11 am
    @angilion
    There`s really not much basis for that statement, not to be argumentative, but we don`t know what is out there or if it`s more advanced than we are ... so "marvels" may not be the best word, but in our own right we`re definitely advanced
  54. Profile photo of oceanbeast
    oceanbeast Male 18-29
    549 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:36 am
    the real question is, are we among the most advanced beings in the universe? we always seem to think aliens would be more advanced but maybe we are not far behind, or not behind at all...

    im just sayin.. cuz i think aliens would be more advanced seein as how they have ufos and lazer beams that can destroy entire planets.
  55. Profile photo of tomahawkjam
    tomahawkjam Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 8:55 am
    I`ve always thought if there was something so advanced out there, they would have found us and done... something

    (same with time travel, if it was possible then someone in the future who invented it would come back and say hi :P)
  56. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Everything you have ever known, seen, or even thought about has been on that little grain of sand.
  57. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    There`s really not much basis for that statement, not to be argumentative, but we don`t know what is out there or if it`s more advanced than we are ... so "marvels" may not be the best word, but in our own right we`re definitely advanced

    Same answer as before, really. It doesn`t matter if there are more advanced people elsewhere, or even if they come here. We`re still marvels. The pinnacle of billions of years of change. The ape that asks everything and finds answers.
  58. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    I`ve always thought if there was something so advanced out there, they would have found us and done... something

    Left quietly after putting up a warning sign for others :)

    They`d have to be incredibly advanced to find us, except by chance. Even if they were advanced enough for interstellar travel to be routine for them, how would they find us otherwise? There`s absolutely no sign of us more than a tiny distance out from Earth and even that sign is extremely faint unless you`re more or less here already. Even if they have a fleet of ships exploring, it would take eons to cover everywhere. Even if they had passed by Earth on their grand mapping mission, chances are it would have happened long before any human technology they could detect existed. A quick scan on the way past...nothing interesting there, on to the next planet.
  59. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    A rough idea of the scale involved:

    The hypothetical alien mapping mission of this galaxy uses ships that can travel instantaneously between solar systems. No warp factor 9.9 stuff here, we`re talking instant travel over any distance.

    So they only use time investigating each solar system.

    They`re only doing a really superficial survey, so extremely superficial that they only spend one day in each solar system. Just one day to survey an entire solar system.

    It would still take 273,792,574 ship-years. Even with a fleet of 1000 ships all doing only this survey mission every single day and with perfect efficiency, the survey would take almost 274000 years.

    So how likely would it be that they happened to be around here so recently that our technology was advanced enough to detect on a brief survey of our solar system?

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