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Seeing Earth from Outer Space

A lovely interactive photo essay charting the results of what happens when evolution produces a life form that allows a planet to take selfies.

Stuff in Space

A gorgeous visualisation of satellites in Earth orbit. Click around to grasp the scale of the network.

Glittering Blue

Earth as seen on one day in 2015 from Himawari-8. Beautiful.

Deep Time : A History of the Earth

This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy.

Asteroid Day

This is an awareness project I can get behind: a Clarke-like Project Spaceguard to protect the Earth from asteroid collisions. This campaign will focus awareness of this issue on one single day…

Now if only the front page of this website actually said when that day will be.

Update: And now it does.

Earth wind map

A beautiful real-time visualisation of winds on our planet.

The hits keep going… | MetaFilter

This gives me a warm fuzzy glow. The Mefites are using Radio Free Earth to find out which stars are receiving the number one hits from their birthdays.

A Breathing Earth

Beautiful animated GIFs showing the lungs of our planet.

Stratocam

Communal satellite eyes. A Mac screensaver is also available.

Black Marble - City Lights 2012 - a set on Flickr

Gorgeous pictures from the Suomi satellite, just released by NASA

Black Marble - City Lights 2012

View from the ISS at Night on Vimeo

Another beautiful timelapse video made from photographs taken from the International Space Station.

The music from Sunshine gets me every time.

View from the ISS at Night

ISS Star Trails - a set on Flickr

Beautiful time-lapse photography from Don “we’ve got a Dragon by the tail” Pettit, taken from the International Space Station.

ISS Star Trails

Tracking the quake on Twitter | mad dog in the fog

There was a quake in San Francisco last night. The correct response to this situation is to Twitter it.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Fossett sought via Google Earth

There's something very Gibsonesque about this real world mashup of Google Maps and Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

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This is the first picture of Earth taken from space, specifically from a V2 rocket 60 miles up.

Google Earth for Mac

Google Earth is now available for the Mac. Get downloading.