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Monday, November 23, 2009

Beautiful Earth

Our earth has been called a lot of things. Some people have called it the center of the universe. Others say it just a pale blue dot. I call it beautiful.

Look at these photos of earth! Both of them are from NASA’s website. The space shuttle crew took the first picture yesterday. The photo shows the shuttle with the earth behind it. (For more NASA photos from STS-129, go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/.

Planet earth is very rare. It is located just the right distance from our sun. It sits in just the right place in our galaxy. It has just the right atmosphere. And our place and atmosphere are just right for us to study our universe. It also makes it a perfect home for humans and dogs!

Would like to learn more about our special earth? Check out The Privileged Planet DVD from your library!

Photos courtesy of NASA.

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