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What do the planets look like from outer space?

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Planets look about the same here as they do to you on the Earth because we really aren’t that much closer. Our home, the International Space Station orbits around the Earth at about 200 miles. The planets, and the moon for that matter, are so much further away that even 200 miles closer to them doesn’t make them appear any bigger. However, we are above the thin layer of our atmosphere so the stars and the planets look a lot clearer up here. We don’t have the water vapor in the sky above us blurring our vision/view of the stars and planets. more
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