Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PHOTOS GALLERY : Earth

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Earth
Earth seems to fill the sky in this image taken by the crew of Apollo 17 in 1972.
The picture marked the first time astronauts were able to photograph the south polar ice cap.
Photograph : Courtesy of NASA

Earth's Moon
The moon's lunar highlands (light areas)
and maria, or volcanic plains, (dark areas)
are clearly visible in this photograph
taken by the Expedition 10 crew onboard the International Space Station.
Photograph : Courtesy of NASA

Earth From The Moon
This photo was the world's first view of Earth taken near the moon.
It was snapped by the U.S. Lunar Orbiter I on August 23, 1966,
when the spacecraft was just about to pass behind the moon on its 16th orbit.
Photograph : Courtesy of NASA

Indian Ocean
Clouds ripple across the Indian Ocean in this photograph
taken from the space shuttle Discovery in 1999.
This shuttle mission, STS-96,
lasted 9 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes, and 57 seconds
and covered 3.8 million miles (6.1 million kilometers).
Photograph : Courtesy of NASA

Earth During a Solar Eclipse
The moon's shadow darkens part of Earth during a solar eclipse.
Only people underneath the center of that dark spot
will see the total eclipse; others will see a partial eclipse.
This shot was taken from the Mir space station in August 1999.
Photograph : courtesy Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Earth and MoonThe moon is caught between Earth and the space shuttle Discovery
in this photo taken in 1988.
This shuttle mission marked the return of U.S.
Senator—and pioneering astronaut—John Glenn to space.
Photograph : Courtesy of NASA

Source :
science.nationalgeographic.com/Earth Photos 

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