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Aeon Magazine

I had already decided on this documentary to be this week’s top story, when NASA released the first image of Earth, as seen from Mars. It’s an overwhelming image, our planet being reduced to little more than a pixel. This is what the 16-minute-documentary «Overview» is about, named after the overview effect. It’s the mind-changing effect astronauts described to have experienced upon seeing Earth from above. And make no mistake, they have gone no further than the moon – imagine how overwhelmed Curiosity Rover must be.

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