Our Gorgeous Blue Marble

Posted on February 1st, 2012 by

(Image from NASA)

Check out the latest “blue marble” image of the Earth from space. This one was taken on January 4, 2012, by NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite, Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP). This satellite contains five different instruments that measure and monitor vegetation, sea surface temperature, cloud cover, ice movement, and atmospheric moisture, among others.

 

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