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Space & Astronomy

NASA takes new 'blue marble' photograph

January 27, 2012 | Comment icon 9 comments



Image Credit: NASA
NASA has used a new satellite to take a stunning update to the famous 'blue marble' Earth photograph.
The new satellite is designed to take amazing high resolution images of our own planet for the purpose of monitoring natural disasters and weather forecasting. The breathtaking new photograph is available at a resolution of 8000x8000 pixels and can be downloaded - here.
Suomi NPP, NASAís newest Earth-watching satellite, has taken a high resolution image of Earth, one of the most beautiful such images ever created. Itís available in 8000◊8000 pixel resolution, and it takes a while to download, but itís definitely worth it.


Source: Mashable | Comments (9)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by bulveye 11 years ago
Got it, was OK but I can still see jaggies around the curve at the top. I just found massive 26Gig picture of Dresden, you can zoom in and move about it. http://www.dresden-26-gigapixels.com/dresden26GP
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jeffertonturner 11 years ago
That is breathtaking! This planet is so beautiful
Comment icon #3 Posted by Karlis 11 years ago
Got it, was OK but I can still see jaggies around the curve at the top. I just found massive 26Gig picture of Dresden, you can zoom in and move about it. http://www.dresden-2...com/dresden26GP Wow! in Full Screen, you can zoom down and see the smallest pebble on a footpath ... let alone half-fill the screen with a car's number plate. Marvels of technology. Just imagine what the Men in Black and the Secret Service Agencies have at their disposal.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Biff Wellington 11 years ago
Got it, was OK but I can still see jaggies around the curve at the top. I just found massive 26Gig picture of Dresden, you can zoom in and move about it. http://www.dresden-26-gigapixels.com/dresden26GP I was scoping out peoples cars. This could be a powerful weapon in the wrong hands. Ha! Ha!
Comment icon #5 Posted by bulveye 11 years ago
Wow! in Full Screen, you can zoom down and see the smallest pebble on a footpath ... let alone half-fill the screen with a car's number plate. Marvels of technology. Just imagine what the Men in Black and the Secret Service Agencies have at their disposal. They probably use those ultra high def cameras on the UAV's over Iran and such like to get epic intel.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Xanthurion2 11 years ago
cool i might check it out sometime but can't you already do that on google earth?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Robert1 11 years ago
That is one really beautiful photo.
Comment icon #8 Posted by DONTEATUS 11 years ago
It should make us all take care of our only home.!
Comment icon #9 Posted by chainsawcam 11 years ago
much prefer to trust the recently released chinese hi-res moon pics!!!!!!!!! NASA, please step forward with an excuse for 50 years of lies!!


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