Other Planets Are Beautiful Places

I’ve really enjoyed my time on this planet so far and look forward to many other years here.  If Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, and Robert Heinlein are to be believed, I should be able to travel to other planets by now.  Since I can’t, I’m limited to looking at really cool photos.

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Guess the planet.  No clicking through to the APOD site until after you’ve made a guess.  I’m 44 – wouldn’t it be cool if in my lifetime I could go to this planet?  Oh – and where’s my jetpack – NASA promised me that when I was a kid.

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  • Jim Pollock

    Well, the false 3-D clues threw me off!! Amazing image. I was going to have to go with your new XBOX game until I cheated and hit my APOD feed. The world… errrr… universe… is full of wonder.


  • The universe is indeed a beautiful place.

  • I know, but simply because I saw that pic previously. Extremely strange but beautiful shot.

  • A bit of a non sequitur, but I just heard a band the other day called We Were Promised Jetpacks. No idea how good all their stuff is but i want to like them based on the name alone.

  • They are a most excellent band.

  • ldskid

    The dark streaks looked at first like eye lashes!

  • Carin

    This photo is amazing. A different view of the planet in question. very cool!

  • Jim20e

    Well, I have no idea what the others are saying. It just looks to me like one's skin after shaving. But I do wonder what the many small spots are.

  • Mike Greczyn

    Maybe you can go there when we figure out how to upload your consciousness into a space probe. That will also sidestep the whole jetpack question. No need to WEAR a jetpack if you can BE the jetpack.

  • Is it planet strawberry yogurt? With a little crushed oreo tossed in? Sorry, I had to.

  • Ah – now that would be fun.

  • Just reading "The Element" by Ken Robinson. Pages 60-65 might interest you! Similar Theme,

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