6 minute lesson
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to see Earth from space?
Most of us won’t make it into space. Luckily though, we have an astronaut’s perspective to tell us what seeing planet Earth from above is like!
(And hey, maybe one day, this could actually be you describing your own experience.)
Seeing our planet from afar offers us a completely different perspective! All of our history, everyone we’ve ever met, and everyone we ever will are live on this little blue sphere. We all live together in this uniquely beautiful place, and perhaps if we were to keep that in perspective, we could learn to appreciate and care for our fellow beings and our planet a little bit more!
The universe is vast, but we’re all on this tiny planet together.
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“What Does Earth Look Like From Space? An Astronaut’s Perspective.” YouTube. The Royal Institution, 7 Dec. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzQSJXY7Zfk>.