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This is Fake

I've been seeing this image of the "Eclipse from Space" going viral here on Google+, Facebook, etc.

It's a beautiful picture, but it's fake.

From what I can tell, it was created back in 2009 by a Japanese 3D artist using photos of the Earth from space and the Milky Way.:
http://cghub.com/images/view/230370/

Here's where the artist got the background Milky Way image:
http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0932a/

It's beautiful artwork, no question. Here's a really high resolution version you can download and make your desktop.
http://a4size-ska.deviantart.com/art/Eclipse-144235675
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