NASA’s Incredible New High-Res Photo Of The Earth
If you have an iPhone, you know that one of the default background pictures is a photo of the planet Earth from space. It’s based on a photo taken from Apollo 17 in 1972. This week, NASA revealed a brand new, super high-resolution photo of the Earth on it’s Flickr page, entitled “Blue Marble 2012.”
According to the Washington Post, the stunning photo graph is actually a digital composite of pictures taken by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) during four passes of the earth-observing satellite, Suomi NPP. Visible in the photograph are the United States, Mexico, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Take a look at this remarkable image in it’s highest resolution of 8000 x 8000 pixels. If you pan up from the Texas coastline, you can easily see the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex just peeking out from behind a cloud bank. Lake Texoma, Lake Lewisville, Lake Grapevine, and Lake Worth are easily identifiable landmarks, but their tiny size in this ginormous image makes you realize just how tiny we are in comparison to our great, great planet.
- VIRAL VIDEO: Pitch Perfect Cups Taken To A Whole Other Level
- Someone Is Trying To Sell A Photo Of Bobbi Kristina On Her Death Bed
- Terrifying Facts That Will Make You Think Twice Before Getting In The Pool This 4th Of July Weekend
- VIDEO: Watch Channing Tatum Do 7 Dance Moves In 30 Seconds
- Where Have Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Fled To With Their Children Amid Their Divorce Announcement?
- The 9 Most Patriotic Movies To Watch On Netflix This Weekend
- Tiffani Thiessen Just Welcomed A New Baby Boy And He Is Adorable
- People Are Freaking Out About Putting Peas In Guacamole
- Woman Gets Lost, Gives Birth, Gets Attacked By Bees, And Starts A Wild Fire All In The Same Day
- Jen And Ben Are Going To Live On The Same Property After Divorce