Picture a Bright Blue Ball

just spinning, spinnin free, Dizzy with eternity.

Yeah, I know, I was burned out on that song myself.

Still, Throwing Stones is a powerful, still relevant song, and the imagery conveyed by the title of this post reflects one of its more hopeful messages.

To me, this picture of the earth and the moon, as seen from mars, ranks up there with the first images of the earth from the moon in terms of dramatically showing our place in space. The image of earth and jupiter in one frame emphasizes this as well.

There is a NASA site that has more images and details about the photo processing necessary to make these images web-ready.

Also, Tim Bray has taken a closer look at the photo processing tricks necessary to bring out the most detail from these images.