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


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.


Host/writer: Sophie Bushwick

Production Assistant: William Herkewitz

Editor: Kathryn Free

Producer: Eric R. Olson

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