You’ve seen Earth, but you’ve never seen it like this. Suomi NPP, NASA’s newest Earth-watching satellite, has taken a high resolution image of Earth, one of the most beautiful such images ever created. It’s available in 8000×8000 pixel resolution, and it takes a while to download, but it’s definitely worth it. The satellite, named after the “father of satellite meteorology,” Verner E. Suomi, is designed to create fabulous images of Earth, monitor for natural disasters and improve weather forecasts as well as our understanding of long-term climate changes. The image is a composite, created using a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on Jan. 4, 2012. It echoes the legendary “Blue Marble” photograph, taken by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft on Dec, 7, 1972, The Blue Marble 2012, as NASA named the new photo, is available in high resolution here. Now, where do we sign up for a 8000×8000 pixel screen so we can use this baby as a desktop background? Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring [via Our Amazing Planet] Thanks to Mashable!
Mother earth from outer space #photo #photofotheday #coolphoto #photography
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The Blue Marble in space, photo courtesy of NASA
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A visualization of Earth's South Pole and Antartica from NASA. Posted by Stuart Rankin.
The highest-definition photo of Earth taken to date.
Spacewalking Astronaut John Grunsfeld
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Hispaniola Panorama (NASA, International Space Station Science, 08/19/08) A panoramic view of the island of Hispaniola in the foreground and Cuba extending to over the horizon. NASA
New high resolution photo of the Earth from the Suomi NPP satellite, orbiting at 12,743 kilometers.
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This is Earth. Everyone has the right to enjoy the beauty of Earth; everyone has the responsibility to protect Earth. Regardless of race, sex, age, country of origin, we are a family. So unite, stay against terrorism, pollution and killing; pray for peace, love and virtue. We only live once, that's on Earth. Happy Earth Day! #earth #day #beautiful
Night has come after an amazing day, you look out of the window and see the brightest moon you have ever seen and it appears to be pouring into the stream below. I want to credit the source, what an eye: flickr.com/photos/deleganfarachid/11173795213/
A crescent Earth is seen by the Wide Angle Camera on the Rosetta spacecraft.
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