This educational video describes how our planet looks different through the eyes of the astronauts on board the International Space Station, and through the artificial eyes of satellites. Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori discusses what he saw at a 350-km high orbit, and what satellites can see — that the human eye cannot — at double that height. Images and animations show the dramatic importance of observing Earth from space for its care and preservation.
Several video clips have been downloaded from the web site, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/), managed by Image Science and Analysis Laboratory of NASA-Johnson Space Centre. We thank them for the availability of this incredible image archive.