Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg

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Blue Marble[edit]

The Blue Marble
a Wikipedia:Featured picture

I've just realised that we don't feature this picture of the Earth taken from Apollo 17 known as The Blue Marble. This view of the Earth has become an icon and is often used to illustrate the fragility of the environment. -- Solipsist 22:08, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)

  • Support -- Solipsist 22:08, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Definite support. I've actually had this in my profile for a while now. --ScottyBoy900Q 22:14, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. Oh yes.-- Chris 73 Talk 22:41, Oct 18, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (hopefully!)]] 22:44, Oct 18, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. BUT can't we get a higher res version. Obviously the 6.5 mb version is overkill, but someone should take it and resize it to a 1.5 or 2mb jpg. --Prisonblues 23:39, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. ed g2stalk 19:07, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. James F. (talk) 00:59, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Poor quality, blurry. Better, higher-detailed images of Earth exist. [[User:Davodd|DAVODD «TALK»]] 00:52, Oct 21, 2004 (UTC)
  • Comment - you can see the large square "pixels" that make up this image, instead of a smooth high-resolution quality image. The boundary of the globe is noticeably jagged. I guess it has historical interest, but I'm not convinced that excuses the lack of image quality. I may have to think about this before I make a decision. The successful photos of scenes of warfare from WW-I are not "picture perfect" either, yet certainly tell their tale spectacularly. - [[User:Bevo|Bevo]] 03:18, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Comment - well I was going to upload the larger version mentioned by Prisonblues, but I see that ed g2s has already done it. Admittedly the full NASA .tiff shows some surprising problems with dust and scratches, but Ed's version looks pretty good to me - are these concerns over blurs and pixelation just a wiki-cache problem? Does a <CTRL>-Reload help -- Solipsist 06:42, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Support - better than the original. Alphax (talk) 07:10, Oct 21, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support (the image quality of the recent version is so much better) - [[User:Bevo|Bevo]] 12:46, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. Robin Patterson 05:10, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Promoted, +10/-0 -- [[User:Bevo|Bevo]] 20:05, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)