Things on Earth’s society might be far from perfect, but taking a good look at our home planet from space seems a lot more relaxing and contemplating. Observing that curvature of the Earth, along with all those bright and sparkling lights, is proof that we have a beautiful home.
Also, watching the planet from high above the atmosphere can surely grant you a pretty anxious feeling. We all live in a giant beautiful blue ball that’s floating in space in the middle of nowhere. We don’t know exactly where it came from, where it’s going, and why it exists at all. We don’t know why it is traveling along with the Sun and the other planets in a straight line across the Cosmos. All we know for sure is that Earth is our home, and we have to learn every day to protect it and work together for that.
What’s for sure is that our planet is beautiful the way it is. All of our memories, actions, events, achievements, and failures are tied to this third planet from the Sun where we walk every single day of our lives.
The video’s description from the European Space Agency’s YouTube channel is relevant enough:
Timelapse video made during ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s second mission to the International Space Station, “Alpha”. The camera is setup to take pictures at intervals of two a second, and the pictures are then edited into this video that plays at 25 pictures a second. The video is around 12 times faster than real speed.
Perhaps one day, it will be entirely possible to go elsewhere in the Solar System and live there for a while. Astronomers keep talking about landing humans on Mars in the upcoming years, and if it happens, Earth won’t be anymore the only planet where humanity has memories.