The Big Blue Marble
The Big Blue MarbleCourtesy NASA Goddard Photo and Video
NASA has just released a very beautiful high-definition digital image of the Earth taken in several swaths by the VIIRS instrument aboard the agency's recently launched satellite Suomi NPP. One of the remarkable features of the large composite photo is the faint-blue ring of our atmosphere visible circling the Earth. This stunning image is available for viewing and downloading on Flickr. Note that the original file is 120 megabytes in size. Hey, since we're on the subject of Earth, why not come to the Science Museum to see the recently opened Future Earth exhibit on the museum's 3rd floor?


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Anonymous says:

God's creation is so beutiful!!!!!

posted on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 1:23pm

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