Earth Day in High Def

NASA’s ‘Blue Marble’ image, taken on Jan 4, 2012, has been hailed the “most amazing high definition image of Earth.”  Online views have reached nearly 4,000,000, accumulating more than 500 comments and 5,000 favorites.  The photo was taken from one of five instruments on board NASA’s Suomi NPP, “the first of a new generation of Earth research satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth.”

What an amazing view for Earth Day!

Blue Marble 2012

Image of the Earth taken from the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's Suomi NPP.

If you would like to see more images from NASA, go to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Photo and Video’s photostream on flickr.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/

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