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    These electric blue shapes in the brown desert are potash evaporation ponds managed by Intrepid Potash, Inc., the United Statesí largest producer of potassium chloride, and are located along the Colorado River, about 30 km west of Moab, Utah.

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    An image photographed by Voyager 1 on February 14, 1990 about 6.4 billion kilometers away.

    Scientist Carl Sagan, a member of the missions imaging team pleaded with officials to turn the camera around in order to take one last look at earth which resulted in this image being taken that eventually became known as Pale Blue Dot.

    In his book Pale Blue Dot, Sagan wrote a very profound piece inspired by this image.

    "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

    Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

    It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

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    LIFE magazine photographer John Dominis photographed this image in Botswana, 1966 of a leopard mere moments away from pouncing on a baboon. It was later revealed that a local hunter captured the leopard and bought it to Domini's camp where it was released to attach a troop of baboons. Dominis presented the image as an actual encounter in the wild but when the truth was revealed Dominis received criticism, apologized but stated in the same breath that staged photos in the sixties were common practice.
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    LIFE magazine photographer John Dominis photographed this image in Botswana, 1966 of a leopard mere moments away from pouncing on a baboon. It was later revealed that a local hunter captured the leopard and bought it to Domini's camp where it was released to attach a troop of baboons. Dominis presented the image as an actual encounter in the wild but when the truth was revealed Dominis received criticism, apologized but stated in the same breath that staged photos in the sixties were common practice.
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    Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka.

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    World's largest swimming pool.

    San Alfonso del Mar resort, Algarrobo, Chile.

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    Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village Being Swallowed By Nature

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    Lake Natron, Tanzania
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    The first ever known "selfie" taken in 1839 by amateur chemist and photographer Robert Cornelius who set his camera up at the back of his family store in Philadelphia.

    He took the image by removing the lens cap and then ran into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back he wrote "The first light picture ever taken. 1839"
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    The first ever known "selfie" taken in 1839 by amateur chemist and photographer Robert Cornelius who set his camera up at the back of his family store in Philadelphia.

    He took the image by removing the lens cap and then ran into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back he wrote "The first light picture ever taken. 1839"
    That is very cool....
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