Ground control to Earth

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Interesting photo (taken from the surface of Mars). My first thought is that it clearly demonstrates how insignificant the planet Earth actually is (God, like vampires, must not show up in photographs or mirrors). My second thought is that this insignificant dot in space is our home, and the only home we have. How stupid is it to put the future of life on earth—at least human life—at risk in order to support the poisonous Republican Party and keep some wing-nut fascist in the House of Representatives?

You might not be able to see the tiny dot that is the Earth without the artificial magnification shown in this photo, but go see the original (and more impressive)  images from NASA’s Curiosity Rover at the JPL web site.

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