All we are, all we have, all the life that we know of... For a timely reminder, press Play below and wait a few seconds for the Earth to appear.
If we mess up this planet, what will we have left? The lifeless terrain rolling away from the camera at the bottom is fairly typical of the rest of the Solar System...
The original was apparently shot in HDTV by a Japanese spacecraft orbiting the Moon. I'll post a link to a full-resolution HD video file if I can find it.
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Discuss this on your own Blogger blog! Click on this post's title for a permalink in the Address Bar > highlight any text for quoting > click BlogThis!"Astronauts report that seeing the Earth from space creates
a powerful experience called the 'Overview Effect'
"'The Overview Effect is the experience of seeing the Earth from a distance, especially from orbit or the Moon, and realizing the inherent unity and oneness of everything on the planet. The Effect represents a shift in perception wherein the viewer moves from identification with parts of the Earth to identification with the whole system.' – Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution."
(Source: Space Frontier Society)