spaceplasma: Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the largest of the terrestrial planets. Unlike the other planets in the solar system that are named after classic deities the Earth’s name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word erda which means ground or soil. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life. NASA is responsible for this dataset made from a compilation of satellite images throughout 2001. Image Credit: NASA
NASA — releasing a short GIF of the Moon passing in front of Earth. The GIF was made from a compilation of images taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the DSCOVR satellite, located 1 million miles from Earth.