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We'll Never Know What Hit Us

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Will we again be hit by the sort of asteroid that ended the dinosaurs? Probably, but we'll never see it coming; in fact, we already missed it if we can assume that maybe we've been threatened by menacing space junk in the past and our modern technologies might have already prevented us from a painful case of mass extinction.

Blue Marble Dreams: 40th Anniversary of Iconic Photograph of Our Home

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Wallace J Nichols

On December 7, 1972 the crew of Apollo 17 pointed their 70 mm Hasselblad out the window and snapped the most famous photograph of all time, an image that "changed humankind's view of Earth forever."

GIANT PHOTO: Satellite Takes Its First Picture Of Earth

Posted 08.08.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 08/07/2012 05:42 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Europe's latest weather satellite has captured its first picture...

LOOK: NASA Releases ANOTHER High-Definition Image Of Earth

Posted 02.06.2012 | Science

"Blue Marble 2012," a stunning image of Earth that NASA released last week, captured the imagination of the Web. It was among the most popular posts o...

LOOK: NASA Releases Dazzling High Definition Image Of Earth

Posted 01.25.2012 | Science

NASA on Wednesday released "Blue Marble 2012," a view of the home planet that the agency calls the "most amazing high definition image of Earth." U...

Blue Marble To Open Rwanda's First Ice Cream Shop

Gothamist | Zoe Schlanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When we interviewed Blue Marble Ice Cream founders Jennie and Alexis back in 2008, they said they were "in the middle of our first fundraising effort"...

NASA's 'Blue Marble' Series, Best-Ever Composite Photos Of Earth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has recently uploaded a stunning series of high-resolution photos to its Flickr account. The series, called 'Blue M...