These photographs of our planet taken from a distance of hundreds, thousands, millions, and even billions of kilometers. They give scientists an idea of how to look habitable planet from afar, helping in the search for other worlds and cozy inspire humility before the inevitable truth: we live on a small, fragile boulder that is hopelessly lost in the void of space.

Find a couple of minutes to enjoy the view of 25 truly breathtaking pictures of the Earth and Moon from space.

This picture of the Earth taken by astronauts spacecraft “Apollo 11,” July 20, 1969.
spacecraft Running mankind enjoy views of the Earth from a distance of thousands and millions of kilometers.
Taken Suomi NPP, the American weather satellite operated by NOAA.
Date: April 9, 2015.

NASA and NOAA have created this composite image using photographs taken from Suomi NPP weather satellite that orbits the Earth 14 times a day.

Their endless observations allow us to monitor the status of our world with the rare position of the Sun, Moon and Earth
Taken spacecraft to observe the Sun and the Earth DSCOVR.
Date: March 9, 2016.

Spacecraft DSCOVR made 13 images of the lunar shadow traveling across the Earth during a total solar eclipse in 2016 year.

But the more we go into space, the more fascinated we view the Earth.
“Rosetta” Taken spacecraft.
Date: November 12, 2009.

Spacecraft “Rosetta” is intended to study the comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In 2007, he made a soft landing on the surface of the comet. The main unit Probe completed its flight September 30, 2016. This photograph shows the South Pole and Antarctica is illuminated by the sun.

Our planet is like a brilliant blue Marble, wrapped in a thin, almost invisible layer of gas.
Taken by the crew of the ship “Apollo 17”
Date: December 7, 1972.

“Apollo-17″ spaceship crew took this photo under the title «The Blue Marble» ( «Blue Marble”) during the last manned flight to the Moon. This is one of the most circulated pictures of all time. He shot at a distance of about 29 thousand. Km of the Earth’s surface. In the upper left of the image is visible to Africa, and at the bottom – Antarctica.

And she is drifting alone in the blackness of space.
“Apollo 11” Discontinued crew.
Date: July 20, 1969.

The crew of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin took this picture during the flight to the moon at a distance of about 158 thousand. Km of the Earth. In Africa the picture is visible.

Almost alone.
Photographed satellite DSCOVR.
Date: 16 July 2015.

About twice a year the moon passes between the satellite DSCOVR and its main object of observation – the Earth. Then we get a rare glimpse into the far side of our moon.

Moon – cold stone ball, 50 times smaller than the Earth. It is our largest and closest friend in heav
“Apollo 8” Photographed by William Anders in the composition of the spacecraft crew.
Date: December 24, 1968.

The famous picture “Sunrise Earth”, made with the spacecraft “Apollo-8”.

According to one hypothesis, the Moon was formed after the Proto-Earth collided with a planet the size of Mars some 4.5 billion years ago.
Taken Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO, the Lunar orbiter).
Date: October 12, 2015.

In 2009, NASA launched the automatic interplanetary station @ LRO @, studies the cratered surface of the moon, but the advantage of the moment, the machine will make this photo “Sunrise Earth” modern version.

Since the 1950s, humanity is launching into space of humans and robots.
Taken apparatus Lunar Orbiter 1.
Date: August 23, 1966.

Automatic unmanned spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 1 took this photo while searching for a place to land astronauts on the moon.

Our exploration of the Moon – a mix of chase technological conquests …
Photographed by Michael Collins, the crew of “Apollo 11”.
Date: July 21, 1969.

“The Eagle” – the lunar module spacecraft “Apollo-11” – returned from the lunar surface.

and irrepressible human curiosity …
Taken lunar apparatus “Chañe 5-T1» (Chang’e 5-T1).
Date: October 29, 2014.

Rare view of the back side of the moon, the lunar probe made China National Space Administration.

and search of extreme adventure.
“Apollo 10” Cut the crew of the ship.
Date: May 1969.

This video was filmed astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan during a test flight to the moon on board the “Apollo 10” (without landing). Get the picture like “Sunrise Earth” is possible only from a moving ship.

It always seems that the earth near the moon.
“Clementine 1” Taken probe.
Date: 1994.

The mission of “Clementine” was launched on 25 January 1994, in a joint initiative NASA and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. May 7, 1994 the probe was out of control, but has previously submitted this image, which is visible to Earth and the north pole of the Moon.

The farther we send our spacecraft …
“Mariner 10” Discontinued station.
Date: November 3, 1973.

The combination of two photos (one – Earth, on the other – the Moon), made by automatic interplanetary station NASA “Mariner-10”, which was launched to Mercury, Venus and the Moon with the help of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

more surprising looks our house …
“Galileo” spacecraft Taken.
Date: 16 December 1992.

On the way to the study of Jupiter and its moons by NASA spacecraft “Galileo” did this composite image. Moon, the brightness of which is approximately three times lower than the brightness of the Earth, is in the foreground, closer to the viewer.

and the more lonely it seems.
Taken spacecraft «Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Shoemaker» ( «NEAR Shoemaker»).
Date: January 23, 1998.

NASA Spacecraft NEAR, sent in 1996 to the asteroid Eros, made the image of the Earth and the Moon. At the South Pole of the planet is visible Antarctica.

Most of the images are not displayed exactly the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
“Voyager 1” Taken automatic probe.
Date: September 18, 1977.

Most of the pictures of the Earth and the Moon – composite image made up of multiple pictures, as objects are far apart. But above you can see the first picture, in which our planet and its natural satellite, captured in a single frame. Photographed probe “Voyager 1” on the way to his “big tour” through the solar system.

Only overcome hundreds of thousands or even millions of kilometers away, and then returned back, we can truly appreciate the distance that lie between the two worlds.
Mars Express” Taken automatic interplanetary station.
Date: July 3, 2003.

Automatic interplanetary station of the European Space Agency’s “Max Express» (Mars Express), heading to Mars, took this picture of the Earth at a distance of millions of kilometers.

This is a huge and empty space.
Photographed by NASA orbiter “Mars Odyssey”.
Date: April 19, 2001.

. This infrared photograph taken from a distance of 2.2 million km, shows the enormous distance between the Earth and the Moon – about 385 thousand kilometers, or roughly 30 Earth diameters. Spacecraft “Mars Odyssey» (Mars Odyssey) took this picture, heading to Mars.

But even with the Earth-Moon system looks insignificant in deep space.
21NASA’s “Juno” Taken automatic interplanetary station.
Date: August 26, 2011.

NASA Spacecraft “Juno” has made this picture during his nearly five-year journey to Jupiter, which is conducting a study of the gas giant.

On the surface of Mars the planet seems to be just another “star” in the night sky that early astronomers puzzled.