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14 Photos that Changed How We See The Earth and The Universe

By Christopher Paul, 14 June 2018


We as humans are inclined to believe things only when we have proof of them. Photos or videos help us a lot in believing some of the things scientists tell us. When we have photographic proof we believe it better and it even helps us understand it better.

Over the years as science has improved we have gotten photographic proof of some of the things we have only heard about. Some images we got changed the way we saw the world, while some gave us more details about it. All this helps us understand our world and the universe around us better.

So today let us take a look at 14 images that changed the way we look at our planet and the universe.

1 Where’s Your Argument Now Flat Earth Society?

Even though this is now just a meme there are still many people who believe the earth, our planet is in fact flat and not round. I know this has been proven wrong many times before and this image is one of the reasons why. Taken on top of Mount Everest by a reddit user with the simple caption “Checkmate flat Earth society”, this image shows the beautiful round earth in all its glory.

Where’s Your Argument Now Flat Earth Society?

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2The Bubble Nebula

Its scientific name is NGC 7635 and is a H II region (It is a region of automatic hydrogen that has been ionized) emission nebula found in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is 7,100 light-years away from Earth. The nebula was discovered by William Herschel in 1787. We first saw the nebula when pictures of it were taken in 2016 by the Hubble Space telescope.

The Bubble Nebula

Image Source: paraloscuriosos.com

3The Atmosphere Of Earth


Due to the never ending research and hard work scientists put in, we learned about earth’s atmosphere and all its layers. The one thing science could not do was let us see these layers with our naked eyes. From where we stand on the ground all we see is the sky above us. This image taken from space showed us how what earth’s atmosphere looks like and how beautiful it is.

The Atmosphere Of Earth

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4International Space Station vs. The Moon

The first component of the International Space Station was launched into orbit from earth in 1998. It is currently around 400 km above the earth’s surface and orbiting at 27,000 km/h. The ISS is known to be the largest human-made body which is in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth.

International Space Station vs. The Moon

Image Source: pinimg.com

5Curiosity Takes A Selfie On Mars

Curiosity whose official name is Mars Science Laboratory has been researching the surface of Mars since 2012. This image shows the NASA Mars rover working hard on the Red Planet at a site called Vera Rubin Ridge.

Selfie On Mars

Image Source: spokesman.com


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