Blue Marble Next Generation

Blue Marble Next Generation : Feature Articles.

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 are from the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument on the Terra satellite, flying in a 700-km orbit. I think some of the other Blue Marble imagery came from the Aqua satellite. Neat stuff.

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