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Photo of earth from the last mission of Columbia

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Muddytazz, May 26, 2004.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    THIS PHOTO IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. BE SURE TO READ THE TEXT BELOW TO HAVE
    A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOU ARE VIEWING. IT IS HISTORIC TOO AS THIS
    IS THE LAST MISSION FOR COLUMBIA.

    The photograph attached was taken by the crew on board the Columbia during
    its last mission, on a cloudless day.

    The picture is of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting. Half of the
    picture is in night. The bright dots you see are the cities lights. The top
    part of Africa is the Sahara Desert. Note that the lights are already on in
    Holland, Paris, and Barcelona, and that's it's still daylight in Dublin,
    London, Lisbon, and Madrid.

    The sun is still shining on the Strait of Gibraltar. The Mediterranean Sea
    is already in darkness. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you can see the
    Azores Islands; below them to the right are the Madeira Islands; a bit
    below are the Canary Islands; and further South, close to the farthest
    western point of Africa, are the Cape Verde islands.

    Note that the Sahara is huge and can be seen clearly both during Daytime
    and night time To the left, on top, is Greenland, totally frozen.

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  2. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    Wow...that's awesome! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    devilsquid Registered Member

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    Sweet man

    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very Cool.

    Astronauts always get the best photo opportunity. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Very cool, where did you get it from ???
     
  6. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    buddy emailed it to me /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It is a cool picture but...Snopes /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    ...I think I see my house! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. Muddytazz

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    You really know how to spoil a good pic, even if it is a fake /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    It's not really a fake, it's just a combo of a few pics instead of just one... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Thats a neat pic /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  12. mrk5

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    That is sweet! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    I like to check out the Hubble Images also.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    It is a cool picture but...Snopes /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    That iceburg pic they link too is way cheesy!
     
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    Wow, you can see threw the water to the bottom of the ocean. Yeah, I guess the atlantic is pretty shallow.
     

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