Earth from Space

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    NASA archive image, relase date October 17, 2000.

    This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earth’s clouds.

    Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC

    Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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    1. odrivero 33 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photo of the cradle!

    2. OrlandoOviedo 33 months ago | reply

      hermosa toma, excelente nitidez y sobre todo buenisima luminosidad.

    3. OnceAndFutureLaura 33 months ago | reply

      surreally beautiful.

    4. jasperzondervan 33 months ago | reply

      I want to live on that planet... Oh wait.. I do!

    5. Global Spook 33 months ago | reply

      Yep. That's exactly what true color means.

      I'm assuming that the Moon has been "photoshopped" in? Excellent imagery!

    6. Searoom SF 33 months ago | reply

      Love it or....

    7. Astronouted... 32 months ago | reply

      National Observatory of Earth Planet Administration (NOEA)

    8. thoeflich 32 months ago | reply

      There's no place like home or just perhaps there are thousands of places like home, beautiful portrate

    9. tomcorsan 32 months ago | reply

      Hi.
      We have put this image in our website. We share all in Creative Common.
      www.fondazionebassetti.org/it/segnalazioni/2011/09/scient...
      Is it ok for you?

    10. Whyomar 30 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your lovely picture. I have made it part of a YouTube video, which you can see at:
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Gpx_18aeo
      :-)

    11. Art285 30 months ago | reply

      WoW! This is an amazing pic. I have put this image on my article as its about is the world coming to an end! Is it okay for you? Tnx a lot.

    12. sesibone 27 months ago | reply

      Our beautiful planet. Thank you for sharing NASA.

    13. ICK9S [M. H. Stephens] 27 months ago | reply

      Such a beauty! Thanks for posting!

    14. Jadajohn(catching up!) [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

      "Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the Creation of God, and the Love of God" James Irwin, astronaut

    15. mollyqueen 24 months ago | reply

      I shared it on my blog. Thanks a lot

    16. LEATHER MASTER SATAN [deleted] 8 months ago | reply

      Our one and only stunningly beautiful home planet.

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