Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Smile please..

Forget about the royal baby news here's an achievement much more impressive and unusual than the birth of another Human Being, something incidentally which happens about 350,000 times daily on our planet. The photograph above is of exactly that, i.e. our planet, and was taken from the vantage point of an orbit of the planet Saturn, imagine what historical explorers like Magellan, Cabot and Cook would have thought of this achievement.

The picture was snapped by the Cassini probe at a distance of a billion miles and shows the Earth as a pinpoint of light in the centre right of the picture. Should the new royal baby ever get to be king he would be wise to view his importance through the sobering lens of this photograph; he would be ruler over 0.05% of a few pixels.

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