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The Water Planet – Photo

22 Apr

And so we float through space and time like a giant blue gem teeming with life. A planet that began as a fiery gaseous world. Mother Earth has seen so many changes and evolved slowly into this rare liquid beauty. It is only from perspectives like this that we realize just how fragile our planet really is.

The Water Planet

Image Credit: NASA

Viewed from space, the most striking feature of our planet is the water. In both liquid and frozen form, it covers 75% of the Earth’s surface. It fills the sky with clouds. Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the planet’s rocky crust to inside the cells of the human body.

This detailed, photo-like view of Earth is based largely on observations from MODIS, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, on NASA’s Terra satellite. It is one of many images of our watery world featured in a new story examining water in all of its forms and functions.

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Photo

 

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3 responses to “The Water Planet – Photo

  1. Don't Make That Face

    April 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

    This is truly awe-some. So beautiful. Why don’t we take better care of her?

     
  2. in every atom

    April 23, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Beautiful picture and a great commentary.
    The amazing thing is how closely humans are tied to the earth. As you mentioned, we carry within us the same percentage of water as the earth. In addition, the earth has a natural electromagnetic resonant frequency which matches the human brain’s natural electromagnetic frequencies, called alpha and theta waves. The alpha and theta brain waves occur when we are meditating, or are relaxed, or are in a dreamy, creative state, and during these time we are in perfect alignment with the earth’s waves. In other words, every night, when we sleep and dream, our brains are naturally in sync with the earth electromagnetically. Simply amazing, I think!

     
  3. charlesmichelduke

    April 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Scary how much we abuse this planet. This is all that we as a species has!

    It is amazing, especially compared to much of the solar system, how much water we do have on the surface, and how dependent we are on this lifeline. We really are, just a pale blue dot!

     

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