Friday’s Food for Thought: You’re Looking at Planet Earth

U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly recently became a global sensation for spending a record 340 days on the International Space Station (ISS). He also made headlines for his journey back home, which involved plummeting 250 miles at speeds of up to 17,000 miles per hour.

While on his nearly yearlong journey in space, Scott Kelly captured some of the most dramatic photos ever taken of planet earth.

Here’s a sampling of his photos:

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As humans we have always been intrigued by the visual magic and mystery of our planet, which has often been captured in popular songs throughout musical history.

For our first “Friday’s Food for Thought” post we are showcasing “Planet Earth” by Duran Duran. Released in 1981, this was the band’s debut single that paved the way for international and pop culture acclaim throughout the 1980s.

Of course, unlike the lyric in the song, “there’s no sign of life,” there is plenty of life happening on earth these days – as captured by Scott Kelly’s stunning photos.

We hope you enjoy the song and happy Friday!

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