40th Anniversary of Blue Marble Photos

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

This is great – scientists, artists and philosophers getting together to discuss our world and universe. They have just released their first short film with a longer documentary to follow.

The Overview Effect tells us that the Earth is an interconnected whole, of which human beings are a part. We are one species with one destiny, and as more than one astronaut has said, “We are all in this together.” We are the crew of a natural spaceship called Earth, which is hurtling through the universe at a high rate of speed. In a very real sense, all of us are astronauts, but we do not realize it because we normally do not experience it.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the photos taken of our planet from space by the Apollo 17 crew.

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