See and Win Earth Like You've Never Seen or Won It Before


Yuri Gagarin, Sally Ride, John Glenn, and other spacefaring humans have seen Earth in a way many of us likely never will. Sure, we'll see hi-res photos of our shiny blue marble taken from satellite's and space-roaming telescopes, but something always gets lost in translation when viewing a grainy still photograph. NOVA's recent special "Earth from Space" rectifies that shortcoming slightly with stunning HD footage of our planet spinning in the deep, dark oblivion while studying the larger systems of the planet and how they interact and shape life. At the very least it's a compelling substitute for that fireplace or aquarium screensaver disc you put in when company comes over, and at most it's just utterly beautiful.

If you want to win a copy of NOVA's "Earth from Space" on Blu-ray, just keep reading.

This groundbreaking two-hour program reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. “NOVA: Earth from Space,”produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, takes data from Earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences. Each sequence exposes the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on Earth. Witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine waterfall off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun’s heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane.

From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, “Earth from Space” reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.

earth_from_space_bluFor a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook

2) E-mail your entry to contest [at] justpressplay [dot] net with the subject line "Earth from Space" and tell us your favorite planet.

Also, you can gain one additional entry (aka chance to win) each day by tweeting this story using the button to the left of this story.

This giveaway ends on May 19th, 2013.

Limit of one e-mail entry per person (with the exception of Tweet entries), any violation of that rule will result in disqualification. Winners will be notified via e-mail used to comment for entry, if the winner fails to respond to the e-mail within seven (7) days, the prize is forfeit and will be offered to the next runner-up. Many will enter, 1 will win. Prizes may not be exchanged for different prize or format. Must be a US or Canada resident to participate in this giveaway. All e-mails are deleted at close of contest and are not sold or used in mailing lists, because companies that do that are scum.

Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


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