Called the 'Blue Marble,' this image was taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite.
Photographer: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
This is the highest resolution photo of Earth ever taken.
Called the 'Blue Marble,' this image was taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite, Suomi NPP.
You can see it in complete resolution right here: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2159.html
This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012, according to NASA. Suomi NPP is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of Earth.
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