Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth - Blue Marble 2012

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    January 25, 2012

    *Updated February 2, 2012: According to Flickr, "The western hemisphere Blue Marble 2012
    image has rocketed up to over 3.1 million views making it one of the all time most viewed images on the site after only one week."

    A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.

    Suomi NPP is NASA's next Earth-observing research satellite. It is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth.

    Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. The biggest and most important instrument is The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS.

    To read more about NASA's Suomi NPP go to:

    Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

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    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. monica.myers96 13 months ago | reply

      i think this picture is from google earth near me.

    2. khalid_beta 12 months ago | reply

      Vraiment magique!!!

    3. khalid_beta 12 months ago | reply

      A couper le souffle

    4. The Aging Drummer 12 months ago | reply

      Love the original size of this shot. Now got it saved to my desktop theme. Once again, simply MAGNIFICENT!!

    5. bestlocksmithatlga 12 months ago | reply

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    6. scherbenMUFC.2 10 months ago | reply

      Blatantly flat, and viewed from above

    7. Charlotte Thornton 10 months ago | reply

      is that from space?

    8. Chip & Pin Info 8 months ago | reply

      Incredible image!!! Think I can see my ego ;-)
      In all seriousness, this image unlocks a multitude of emotions, staring at it is quite therapeutic IMO. iZettle Review | Worldpay Zinc Review

    9. karaoked53 8 months ago | reply

      Gods beautiful creation! B E A U T I F U L capture!

    10. John_Reynaga 4 months ago | reply

      It's not a "photo" you idiots! It's a composite. NASA makes composite images of Earth and they admit it! There's supposed to be satellites passed low Earth orbit, which means by now there should be thousands of real pictures of Earth from space! Look at their damn thumbnail, do you think that's a real picture? And if it's not, then why the hell don't they use one!

    11. fujiantogojaya 3 months ago | reply

      wow amazing photo, cool sekali i'm is Fujianto very like this photo

    12. wordinvestor 2 months ago | reply

      Excellent image of our world.

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