What Earth looks like from Mars.
Posted 2/8/14 , edited 2/8/14
A photo released by Nasa shows what Earth looks like from Mars. Much like Mars to us which appears as a small yet bright red star the Earth from Mars looks almost like any star in the night sky.

I found this to be extremely humbling, a small speck in a sea of black. I've always pondered about mans place in the universe, rather in all of existence. To now have a clearer picture showing just how insignificant we seem compared to the rest of everything I'm curious to read peoples view points on humanities place in the existence of everything. Seeing this makes me think even more that it to be near impossible for humanity to be alone.

Where does humanity fit within the sea of black? Do we fit at all?

You can be as empirical or romanticize as much as you'd like.

Video - What Earth Looks Like From Mars
The Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/video/what-earth-looks-like-from-mars-44267?

Photo from CNN / NASA
http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/06/tech/innovation/mars-curiosity-earth-image/
Posted 2/8/14
To know if we are alone in the universe, we need to know how difficult it is for higher intelligence to evolve; I mean we are the only ones capable of questioning our own existence, but it might not have been possible if there weren't chains of events that lead to the evolution of primates.


Saying there are billions of galaxies, therefore we must not be alone is foolish. For example, if the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs and 98% genera on this Earth didn't happen, would humans be here today?

Chains of events must happen in order for us to be here today, it's not simply, a-ha, things come together to form protein, we're in the right distance... it's more than that.
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Posted 2/8/14
It is quite a marvelous shot indeed.
And I think it illustrates very well how arrogant people are when they act as if the earth is somehow the center of the universe. And that we are all so exceptionally important and central in the grand scheme of things.
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I'm pretty sure somewhere in that vast sea of emptiness, there's another race out there. All the life here cannot possibly be the only things in this universe. That would be a huge waste of space. As for the pic, that's pretty effin sweet.
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Posted 2/9/14
Hey I can se my house.............kidding kidding Think we will ever send men to mars? At lest in our lifetime?
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Posted 2/9/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:

To know if we are alone in the universe, we need to know how difficult it is for higher intelligence to evolve; I mean we are the only ones capable of questioning our own existence, but it might not have been possible if there weren't chains of events that lead to the evolution of primates.


Saying there are billions of galaxies, therefore we must not be alone is foolish. For example, if the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs and 98% genera on this Earth didn't happen, would humans be here today?

Chains of events must happen in order for us to be here today, it's not simply, a-ha, things come together to form protein, we're in the right distance... it's more than that.


Indeed .You left out billions of years.
Posted 2/10/14 , edited 2/10/14

uncletim wrote:

Hey I can se my house.............kidding kidding Think we will ever send men to mars? At lest in our lifetime?


Whether it will happen or not we shall see but there are plans being made to establish the first permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023. It's a non for profit program based in the Netherlands called Mars One. Right now it's pretty much only a funded concept though.
https://community.mars-one.com/

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Posted 2/10/14
Wow. We look like a very tiny pixel. It's crazy that we can now go that far.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

To know if we are alone in the universe, we need to know how difficult it is for higher intelligence to evolve; I mean we are the only ones capable of questioning our own existence, but it might not have been possible if there weren't chains of events that lead to the evolution of primates.


Saying there are billions of galaxies, therefore we must not be alone is foolish. For example, if the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs and 98% genera on this Earth didn't happen, would humans be here today?

Chains of events must happen in order for us to be here today, it's not simply, a-ha, things come together to form protein, we're in the right distance... it's more than that.


Indeed .You left out billions of years.

you also left out 8 other unrelated human like species on earth that died out we are the only surviving humanoid race on earth but not the only one to have ever come about. Meaning Self awareness and the ability to advance technologically are not something homo-sapiens are only capable of.
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Small.
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lets celebrate
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But as far as I know, Mars does not have bacon.

Go Earth....
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