• NASA Releases “Most Amazing, Highest Resolution Image of Earth Ever”

    Posted by Mike Yawney on January 25th, 2012 View Comments

    Two years ago NASA released “Blue Marble”, a high resolution image of Earth created from thousands of pictures taken from its Terra satellite. Now, two years it has released yet another version, this time at a much higher resolution.

    Blue Marble 2012 was created using images from NASA’s new Suomi NPP satellite. Using the satellite’s Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite instrument NASA was able to capture an 8000 x 8000 pixel image of our planet.

    NASA is calling it the “most amazing, highest resolution image of Earth ever.” What do you think?

    You can download a larger version for your desktop at the link below.

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