2/05/2012

"The Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth Ever"

Last month, NASA released a new image of Earth that according to them is "the most amazing, highest resolution image of Earth, ever".  The photograph, or series of photographs, was captured using NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite:  Suomi NPP.  The image, as seen below, was made from several passes using the satellite's Visible Infrared Image Radiometer Suite instrument (or VIIRS). 

Unfortunately, the image seen here does not even come close to capturing the true resolution of the 8000 x 8000 pixel image.  To view the photograph in its true size, click ------------->  HERE!!



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Update 02/09/12:  the other side of The Blue Marble...with an even greater resolution than the Western side!



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