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5 Space Photos that Speak to Our Human Existence – The Countdown, Episode 43

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Since at least the 1960s, astronauts and satellites have been snapping photos of planet Earth from on high. While many of these photos possess an intrinsic beauty, some hold important clues about the goings-on of the inhabitants below. In this episode of The Countdown, we bring you five images that speak loudly about the challenges facing the human race.

Credits:
Host/writer: Sophie Bushwick
Production Assistant: William Herkewitz
Editor: Kathryn Free
Producer: Eric R. Olson

About the Author: Eric is multimedia journalist and producer who specializes in science and natural history. His work has appeared on the websites of Scientific American, Nature, Nature Medicine, Popular Science, Slate and The New York Times among many others. He is a former video producer & editor for Scientific American. Follow on Twitter @EricROlson.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. tuned 10:16 am 03/8/2014

    Seriously.
    Can’t we just cure cancer or something?

    Link to this

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