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Uploaded: 07/01/05 12:13 AM GMT
Jewels of the Ocean
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A beautiful shot of the north and south atols that make up the Maldives. Taken by the ISS crew.

Credit: NASA.

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::Quiet
07/01/05 12:45 AM GMT
Wow, beautiful. I've never seen it like this. Curiously, and coincidentally, when I saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a close up of jelly fish. :-)
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bjb
07/01/05 1:05 PM GMT
Looks like raw gems placed in a design on purpose. Great color and lighting with a fine border to set it off. Pretty wallpaper.
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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance... Leanne Womack
::Morwyn
07/01/05 1:23 PM GMT
Wow!!! This is quite a sight....
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::nmsmith
07/02/05 1:12 PM GMT
Lovely natural abstract. Thanks for sharing.
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cmt3
07/03/05 11:48 PM GMT
thats incredible! where'd you get this from?
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S.M.I.L.E. "...spiritually minded is life eternal..." -2 Nephi 9:39
::philcUK
07/04/05 12:02 AM GMT
NASA/JPL Image Archive
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
armoredgear7
07/06/05 2:38 AM GMT
Very cool. I had to do a double take before I figured out what it was :)
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SimonsSays
07/07/05 10:16 AM GMT
Nice picture (very).

David
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Flurije
07/12/05 6:16 PM GMT
Wow! I've seen some of their other atoll/coral/blooming plankton images, but I think this is the best one :) You did a great editing job, I love the framing :)
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.proxima_centauri
11/19/05 8:50 PM GMT
Magnificant!
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Hmmmm..... - Aristotle (384-322 BC)
TheEvilFlute
11/26/05 7:45 PM GMT
Obviously, "magnificent" only has one "a."
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.orangecrazy
01/16/06 9:16 AM GMT
That's so awesome!!!

Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I lived there half of my life. View from space or view in person, it's an awesome place!
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Triplus
04/05/06 2:01 AM GMT
wow looks like a dinosuar kinda good job
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sock. shoe. stink. -Old Kyjercistanese Proverb
forpeterssake
01/15/08 7:07 PM GMT
I like it. I'm a sucker for images from space.
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SirTreek23
06/25/08 1:47 PM GMT
This thumbnail at first glance looked like a T-Rex to me.
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