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From the Earth to the Moon

Earth and Moon

Drew Olbrich felt that most pictures of the Earth and Moon show them unrealistically close together, so he created a composite image of what the two would look like to an observer 350,000 miles away in space.

It’s kinda trippy to stare at this image and then think about what the guys in the Apollo space program did. They went all the way over there, no really. They went that far away from the nearest McDonald’s.

He’s posted several sizes of the image for use as wallpaper. Since most of the photos we see tend (for obvious reasons of where we have to be positioned to take the photo) to make the Moon look cozily snuggled up next to the Earth, it’s really rather startling to see how far apart they actually are.

Link (via forgetomori)

Posted in Space September 7th, 2009 by Chip
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