Observing the Earth

  • M. VázquezEmail author
  • E. Pallé
  • P. Montañés Rodríguez
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


The place of our planet in the Cosmos was one of the main topics of debate among the first philosophical schools. At that time, humans were also beginning to map the surface of the planet, a process which advanced slowly and involved considerable effort. Only recently have we been able to contemplate our planet from outer space, the same perspective that we have when the first exoearths are discovered and mapped. And so it is that we start a stepwise journey in this chapter to see our planet and its environment from increasing distances until our Galaxy is reduced to a single point.


Solar System Brightness Temperature Molecular Cloud Lunar Surface Supernova Explosion 
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  • M. Vázquez
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. Pallé
    • 1
  • P. Montañés Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasTenerifeSpain

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