Planet from afar is stunningly beautiful, Blue Marbles true-colour shows

Original article and photos from the BBC, and can be found here.

NASA scientists have released two images which were composed utilizing the true colour imagery and a single remote-sensing device-NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. As a result, the photos are the most detailed and most realistic of the planet that have been captured anywhere in the world to date.

From NASA’s Visible Earth, a catalogue for images and animation of the planet earth:

This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and links to full resolution versions up to 21,600 pixels across.

NASA released these photos:

Nasa Blue Marble true-colour images planet

Nasa Blue Marble true-colour images planet

NASA also released a high-resolution Blue Marble animation of the planet, which can be found here.

It kinda makes you want to…

Break into song?


– Jessie W.