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Amazing New Image Of The Earth And The Moon Taken Outside Lunar Orbit

Briefly: China’s National Space Agency has released this stunning image of the Earth and the Moon from an extraordinary vantage point. Taken yesterday by their Chang’e 5 spacecraft on, the photo shows the far side of the moon with the Earth on the background.


All The Planets In The Solar System Fit Between The Earth And The Moon

Briefly: I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the moon — about 384,400km — with room to spare: 8030km. Seeing it visualised really gives you a good idea of how much empty space is out there.


The Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Within A Single Lifetime

Earth’s magnetic field is constantly shifting, and roughly every 200,000 to 300,000 years it flips north and south completely. We’re currently overdue for a switcheroo — and scientists now say it could happen in a time as short as 100 years, potentially altering life in unexpected ways.


This Chrome Extension Turns New Tabs Into Aerial Art

Want an easy way to liven up your day? Download the new Earth View from Google Maps extension for Chrome. It shows you a striking new satellite image every time you open a new tab, and it’s delightful.


I'll Never Get Tired Of Breathtaking Flyby Videos Of Earth From Space

I can’t even begin to imagine how incredible it must be to be an astronaut and see Earth from space like this. It can’t ever get old, right? I mean, I’m amazed every time I see one of these flyby videos and I’m just watching on YouTube.


What Would Happen If Every Human On Earth Died?

Let’s cross our fingers and hope that we never experience this, but what would happen if every human on the planet was eradicated?


Awesome Astronaut Guided Tour Of Earth From The ISS

Briefly: NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, shot this awesome video of Earth from the ISS showing some of its most recognisable landmarks. It’s fun to hear their comments as they fly around the Earth at 29,000km/h.


Today's View Of The ISS Shows Once Again How Amazing Earth Is

Briefly: NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this wonderful picture of what he describes as “My favourite views from space — just past sunrise over the ocean.” Gorgeous.


Where Do You Draw The Line Between The Sky And Space?

On his 108-minute flight in 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being in space, reached a peak altitude of 327 kilometres (203 miles), after blasting off the planet atop a mighty Vostok rocket. After launch shook his tiny capsule violently, Gagarin experienced the feeling of weightlessness, and saw the curvature of the Earth first-hand. By all accounts, he crossed the mysterious border between the Earth and space. Or did he? It has been more than half a century since Gagarin’s historic journey, but there is still no universally accepted definition of where space begins.


This Animation Video Explains Everything You Need To Know About Earth

Kurzgesagt sums up all you need to know about our planet Earth in this nice animation explainer that’s much more easy to understand than school ever was. It shows how fascinating and unbelievable Earth is and makes you realise how seemingly impossible it is for us to be living here. But we’re here!


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