Core: noun, the most important part of a thing, the essence; from the Latin cor, meaning heart.

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 Volume 1.10 NASA’s Visible Earth: Blue Marble (Middle East) April 15, 2002 

Blue Marble (Middle East): Land Surface, Shallow Water, and Shaded Topography
NASA's Visible 
      Earth: Blue Marble (Middle East)

This is my crop of the Middle East from an amazing image in NASA’s Visible Earth collection: “This spectacular ‘blue marble’ image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet.” Here is a larger image: TheViewFromTheCore20020415Lg.jpg (1024x768).

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they prosper who love you!
Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!”
For my brethren and companions’ sake I will say, “Peace be within you!”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
(Psalm 122:6-9 RSV)

 Volume 1.10 NASA’s Visible Earth: Blue Marble (Middle East) April 15, 2002 

The View from the Core, and all original material, © E. L. Core 2002. All rights reserved.

Cor ad cor loquitur J. H. Newman — “Heart speaks to heart”