“This planet is not terra firma. It is a delicate flower and it must be cared for. It’s lonely. It’s small. It’s isolated, and there is no resupply. And we are mistreating it. Clearly, the highest loyalty we should have is not to our own country or our own religion or our hometown or even to ourselves. It should be to, number two, the family of man, and number one, the planet at large. This is our home, and this is all we’ve got.” — Scott Carpenter, Mecury 7 astronaut
Every day is Earth day 🌍
Antennae Galaxies composite of ALMA and Hubble observations
Credit: B. Saxton, (NRAO/AUI/NSF), ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Visible light image: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut currently living in space aboard the International Space Station, tweeted this photo, with the caption: The full moon rises over the only planet we have ever called home. via the Telegraph.
Screenshot of an ESO image of the Orion Nebula shown in Microsoft’s WWT
Credit: ESO/Igor Chekalin/WorldWide Telescope