September 26, 2007
Pictures of Mom
These images came from a PowerPoint slideshow that's making the e-mail rounds. I cherry-picked the ones I liked and those follow. The slideshow is allegedly composed of images taken by Sunita Williams, a USN officer & NASA astronaut. But I have some serious doubts about that claim; see the final image for the reason.
Click any image for a larger view.
A Saharan sandstorm blowing into the Atlantic
The Straits of Gibraltar
The terminator in Africa & Europe
The Black Sea
The Red Sea
The terminator in North America
This one was titled, "Our planet in the middle of the universe at night."
(Gee, sure is dark here in the middle of the universe, eh? Dark all around the globe, in fact.
For a CG image of what this should look like, see this page)
Posted by joke du jour at September 26, 2007 06:48 PM
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Another giveaway is the third image. It's a compilation of satellite images (not from manned spacecraft) that circulated around the Internet prior to 2003 (see snopes), well before Ms. Williams' first launch into space in 2006.
Posted by: Doug Arrington at September 27, 2007 06:31 PM