Earth and Moon as seen from Mercury
A very amazing and humbling image :)
This was the latest view from NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft.
For the first time we see Earth as a fully illuminated superior planet 114 million mile outward from Mercury. Earth really looks like a double star because the moon is closely next to it.
Seeing our planet reduced to a pinpoint when photographed from elsewhere in the outer space reminds me of how little and insignificant we are compared to the vast size of the universe :)
“When I consider your heavens . . the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?” Psalm 8:3
image credit: NASA