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The Blue Marble

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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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.



Much of the information contained in this image came from a single remote-sensing device-NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. Flying over 700 km above the Earth onboard the Terra satellite, MODIS provides an integrated tool for observing a variety of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric features of the Earth.


in my humble opinion a stunning image.
i haven't got a whole lot to add really except that i love this stuff






for those who want it as a background, here ya go:

540x540 East

540x540 West

2048x2048 East

2048x2048 West

Source: Nasa


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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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It is a truely beautiful place in which we live.

We should treasure this gift that gives us life.

Thanks for posting



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Breathtaking images thanks for sharing this with us. Also thanks for my new background image and more pics for my screen saver



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Everyone, just look at these images...and tell me there isn't a higher power.

Nothing turns out this beautiful without some form of intention.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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stunning,
shame we are hellbent on destoying her



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by haven123
stunning,
shame we are hellbent on destoying her


yeah but from way up there we're not able to see the madness going on on the surface.

looking at stuff like this should make us appreciate the planet more.

sadly that'll never happen.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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All part of the larger Visible Earth collections of various satellite imagery that has been available for quite sometime. As you can see the Blue Marble images are from 2002.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by kn0wh0w
for those who want it as a background, here ya go:


Wow thanks that made for a wonderful background!



posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 02:22 AM
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Hey sorry for starting a duplicate thread, i'll direct people to yours.



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