Views from the final frontier
Every 2 hours, NASA’s EPIC camera takes a photo of Earth from the same spot in space, about a million miles away
The polar stereographic projection by NASA shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge
Mercury is roughly 1/3 the size of Earth and you can fit about 1.3 million Earths inside the Sun…
The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn’s rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf
Incredible when you think how far from Earth this picture was taken from.
On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.