It would be great to announce that the earth has been restored. But unfortunately, we are far from it.
When writing this headline, I should have remembered the good old René Magritte and his La Trahison des images (also known as Ceci n’est pas une pipe). It is not the earth that has been restored; it is images of the earth – pictures taken during the Apollo mission. I admit that I fell for the headline of Toby Ord’s page, who digitally restored the images.
As always, it is really humbling to look at the earth from the outside even more so looking at the remastered images.
By the way, the cover image of this post is composed of a wiki commons version of an image of the earth.