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NASA's 64-megapixel photo of Earth

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NASA has posted a downloadable 64-megapixel photo of the planet Earth on Flickr.

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nasa earth photo_1020

"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch.'"

- Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, People magazine, 8 April 1974.