A lovely screensaver

You can find a very high-resolution version of this photo here; it shows a crescent Moon over Earth from space.  It was taken from the International Space Station and appeared on the Twitter site FragileOasis, which publishes photos like this.

Nice eh? (Click to enlarge.)

Picture 1

h/t: Phil Plait, Matthew Cobb

5 Comments

  1. gravityfly
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Sweet! Thanks!

  2. Gary W
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful. Saved as my Windows background.

  3. Posted January 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Nice pic, but it’s an image usable for wallpaper, not a screensaver. A screensaver is software designed to defeat screen burn in, with entertainment value as a secondary feature.

    I wouldn’t nitpick normally, but taxonomy has its place in software as much as in biology. :-)

  4. George
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    At first glance I thought it was a lightsaber.

  5. Vaal
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Thank you! It’s now my new background wallpaper image!

    Vaal


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