Are you ready for a whole new look at the world?
If so, you’ll need to check this out. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has just shared a new breathtaking, high-definition photo of the Earth.
According to a NASA , the new “Blue Marble” image come from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. The satellite “is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth.”
This particular image was taken using the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS. The photo is actually a composite image, featuring several swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on Jan. 4.
The latest image is another installment of NASA’s ” Blue Marble ” series, which started in 1972 with pictures taken onboard Apollo 17 with a 70mm camera.
If the original Blue Marble looks familiar to you, you’re not alone.
If you are among the millions of world-wide iPhone users, you’ve most likely seen the image hundreds – if not thousands – of times, as it was the default background on several different iPhones. According to a Gizmodo report , the original image has been public since 2001.
For more high-resolution earth photos and videos, check out the NASA Goddard stream on Flickr .
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