Could this mottled cloud planet be one of Gliese 667C’s exoplanets?

Thursday, 4 July, 2013

Photo by Luca Parmitano

No, this is not an image of one the recently detected “super-Earth” planets in orbit around Gliese 667C, or any other exoplanet for that matter. Sure, you could be forgiven for thinking so, but this is actually a photo of Earth itself, taken recently by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano from the International Space Station.

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