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When You Think Of Beautiful Things, Don't Forget Earth

Image cache: Scott Kelly posted up a stunning picture of Earth earlier this week, with a fitting caption: “When you think of beautiful things. Don’t forget Earth.”

The Earth And Moon As We Know Them Were Created In A Violent Collision With Another Planet

4.5 billion years ago, when Earth was 100 million years old, Theia — a planetary embryo around the same size as Earth — crashed into our planet in a “violent, head-on collision” creating one single planet — and the moon.

Savour The Snow From Far, Far Away

Image Cache: Australia is lucky. For those in the US, the beauty of winter can be difficult to appreciate when constantly shovelling walkways, scraping ice off cars and tromping through freezing slush. Meanwhile Australians can simply admire that beauty from afar – and now, above as well, far away from the chilly realities of the season.

Commander Scott Kelly Had The Best View Of The Blizzard Over The US

Image Cache: The crew onboard the International Space Station has the absolute best view of Winter Storm Jonas last weekend. Commander Scott Kelly snapped a couple of pictures as they passed overhead, showing off the sheer size of the storm.

Seeing One Day Pass On Earth From Space Is Beyond Stunning

Video: This is what one day looks like on Earth from space. The footage condenses 24 hours of imagery from Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite into 12 seconds and shows us how the our beautiful blue marble peels itself from the darkness in unbelievable detail. The reveal of Earth is just beyond words. No planet is as beautiful as Earth and videos like this where we see Van Gogh in the moving clouds mixed with the colours of our land mass projected against the blue, no other planet even comes close.

Sink Into The Beauty Of This Frozen Mountain Lake

Image Cache: Our planet can be too beautiful to be plausible some days. This frozen lake in the Himalayas is shockingly deep blue set against the slightly-oxidized rusty landscape. And it’s completely real, photographed from the International Space Station.

The Last Man On Earth Proves That Survival Doesn't Always Have To Suck

I love a good post-apocalyptic tale. The Road, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers — these are all fine examples of end-times entertainment. But the problem with all these things is that they’re so damn depressing. Why does the demise of humankind have to be so sad?

Bizarre, Deadly Weather Is Sweeping The US

Is it the Godzilla El Niño or harbinger of a future hell? Weird, deadly weather has been sweeping America for the past week, from tornadoes and blizzards in the Southwest, to historic flooding in the corn belt. If one thing’s certain, it’s that the hottest, wackiest weathered year on record is going out with a bang.

These Are Our Favourite Earth Images Of 2015

With astronauts becoming bonafide Instagram celebrities and new high-tech satellites blasting into orbit, it was a tremendous year for planetary imagery. From the Bahamas to the Sahara to the far side of the Moon, our Blue Marble never ceased to dazzle us.

Temperatures Rose Above Freezing At The North Pole Today

This week, temperatures around the North Pole were 10C higher than usual for this time of year — and today, they rose above the freezing point.

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