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I think we all knew this, deep in our hearts.
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.:

Here's where the artist got the background Milky Way image:

It's beautiful artwork, no question. Here's a really high resolution version you can download and make your desktop.
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