16 stunning images of Earth seen from space and other planets

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Dec 14, 2012

Yeah, we know—space is the final frontier. But sometimes the best part of space is looking back over our shoulder at the planet we left behind.

Some these are stunning because of how crisp and clear our big, blue marble looks as we hover above it. Others are stunning, even though they seem to be only distant dots, because it takes our breath away that we made it that far away from home.

Check out 16 amazing images of Earth as seen from space, below.