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Picture of the Day: The First Image of Earth from Another Planet

Picture of the Day: The First Image of Earth from Another Planet | visual data | Scoop.it

This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. (March 8, 2004)

The image is a mosaic of images taken by the rover’s navigation camera showing a broad view of the sky, and an image taken by the rover’s panoramic camera of Earth. The contrast in the panoramic camera image was increased two times to make Earth easier to see. The inset shows a combination of four panoramic camera images zoomed in on Earth. The arrow points to Earth. Earth was too faint to be detected in images taken with the panoramic camera’s color filters.

The image is reminiscent of the famous pale blue dot capture by Voyager 1. If you have never heard Carl Sagan’s famous ‘Pale Blue Dot’ speech, check it out here.

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Designing Fictional Planets: Photography + Stereographic Projection Dan Peterson

Designing Fictional Planets: Photography + Stereographic Projection Dan Peterson | visual data | Scoop.it

Dan Peterson is a designer and illustrator, originally from Portland, OR. His experience in print and interactive design led to his latest project ‘Tiny Planets’ - an impressive group of images using both real photographs and remixed, edited photographs meshed together.


'Some are actual 360 panoramic photos turned into tiny planets, and others are heavily edited and remixed panoramic photos that make up abstract patterns.' -Dan Peterson.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:51 PM

Some are actual 360 panoramic photos turned into tiny planets, and others are heavily edited and remixed panoramic photos that make up abstract patterns.' -Dan Peterson.

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If The Planet Really Did Revolve Around Your City: Isidro Blasco's 3D Urban Panoramas

If The Planet Really Did Revolve Around Your City: Isidro Blasco's 3D Urban Panoramas | visual data | Scoop.it
When you’re in a big city humming with activity, it’s not unusual to feel like the world revolves around you. On each trip to a new place, artist Isidro Blasco climbs up to the tallest buildings and documents what exactly “the world” looks like through the city’s eyes.

The result: the “Planet” series, which takes us to the bubbles of places like New York, São Paulo, Sydney, and Madrid.

The artist assembles photographs into meticulously circular panoramas. Reminding us that Photoshop techniques have origins in the physical world, each series is painstakingly incised and trimmed by hand. The three-dimensional works challenge perceptions of our everyday "orbits" through their creative use of representation.


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jewell Moss's curator insight, March 2, 2014 1:31 PM

What do you see through your city?