عنوان مقاله [English]
Put the images of this article at a distance of 45 cm from your eyes. Each of them shows half of the earth exactly the same size as the Earth looks from a
distance of about 40,000 kilometers in space.
However, no astronaut will ever see the Earth in this way, since in this images the cover of cloud that steadily conceals a major part of the planet has been eliminated.
In these images, the planet is shown in various directions without any cloud cover; like a tangled mass of plains and mountains, or a world of water and ice-covered poles that is sometimes facing toward the sun and sometimes back to it. The earth-stuck humanity understands the scattered phenomena of geography only through the observation of its details, like a kind of jigsaw puzzle in which players must fit the separate pieces of a distinct shape or map and accomplish the whole. In these images, the shape of the earth is also complete, because by putting different pieces together the totality of the earth can be seen.