12 Amazing Photos That Will Make You Feel So Very Insignificant

But, like, in a good way.

Earth

Earth

(Taken by the astronauts on the Columbia space shuttle in 1991.)

Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj, published by Chronicle Books, 2015

Partial solar eclipse

Partial solar eclipse

This particular eclipse lasted for two-and-a-half hours — the longest eclipse we've recorded. (Taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Jan. 30, 2014.)

Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj, published by Chronicle Books, 2015

Mercury

Mercury

This photo — one of the closest we have of the planet — shows the crater Kuiper as a bright dot below the center. (Taken by the spacecraft MESSENGER on Oct. 6, 2008)

Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj, published by Chronicle Books, 2015


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