Valentine Makhouleen
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New Blue Marble


Suomi NPP, NASA’s newest Earth-watching satellite, has taken a high resolution image of Earth, one of the most detailed  images ever created… The satellite, named after the “father of satellite meteorology,” Verner E. Suomi, is designed to create great 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,

View & download the full image. Warning: it’s 8000 x 8000 px (17.2 MB)

Via Mashable

30.01.2012 at 1:40 pm · Share
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