Am I a machine without feelings? Do you think that because I am poor, plain, obscure, and little that I am soulless and heartless? I have as much soul as you and full as much heart.
Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, the world celebrates this amazingly diverse planet we call home, focusing on ways to protect it from the often destructive practices of its human inhabitants. While many of these efforts focus on the conservation of Earth’s most fragile habitats, we frequently forget just how extreme and alien-like our own planet can be. The photos below showcase Earth’s unbelievably varying landscapes and remind us that we often live our lives confined only to a minuscule part of this amazing planet.
Here’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day.
Learn how filmmaker Ryan Staake used a drone and seven GoPros to create an epic 360° video of our beautiful planet.
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FrozenScenes [8/10]: Royal Toddlers Playdate.
“Elsa! Pssst! Elsa! Wake up, wake up! The sky’s awake, so i’m awake. So we have to play!”
bleeding through aka the biggest character development
1. Aristarchus’s 3rd century BC calculations on the relative sizes of the Earth, Sun and Moon, from a 10th-century CE Greek copy
3. An illustration from al-Biruni's astronomical works, explains the different phases of the moon, with respect to the position of the sun. Al-Biruni suggested that if the Earth rotated on its axis this would be consistent with astronomical theory. He discussed heliocentrism but considered it was a philosophical problem.
5. It was on this page that Galileo first noted an observation of the moons of Jupiter. This observation upset the notion that all celestial bodies must revolve around the Earth. Galileo published a full description in Sidereus Nuncius in March 1610.
6. Andreas Cellarius's illustration of the Copernican system, from the Harmonia Macrocosmica (1660).