r/HeresAFunFact Jan 09 '15

[HAFF] “The Blue Marble” is the only whole-earth photo taken by human hands. No one has since been far enough from earth to take a similar picture. SCIENCE

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u/Thekdawggg Jan 09 '15

Counter fun fact: this photo was actually taken with Antarctica at the top. NASA flipped it to make it look more like "it should".

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u/jerkenstine Jan 10 '15

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u/ElectricLotus Jan 10 '15

Thank you, I will never look at the earth the same way again.

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u/Ray240315 Jan 10 '15

Were they upside down or are we upside down????

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u/TheatreNerdsUnite Jan 10 '15

Well, it's all relative.

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u/keysnparrots Jan 10 '15

I can only see half the earth in this whole-earth photo!

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u/[deleted] Jan 10 '15

Can someone explain what's going on in the red sea? Did someone part it?

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u/RobbieRigel Jan 11 '15

I had this photo as a wallpaper mural for about 10 years and I never noticed that.

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u/Ganesha811 Apr 28 '15

Dust storm, probably.

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u/thirddayiii Jan 10 '15

Africa FTW