Blue Marble: Next Generation

You may remember a few years ago that NASA released the beautiful 'blue marble' images of the Earth. These were created by piecing together many small images and exaggerating the heights of mountains. They were stunning. The Earth Observatory have released a next generation of the blue marble images which have a spatial resolution of almost 500 metres. There are also images for each month of the year, so you can see how the snow/ice cover varies with the seasons. Even in the days of Google Earth/Maps, I still think these images are fantastic.

Blue Marble: Next Generation
An image of the entire Earth (clouds subtracted) CREDIT: Reto Stöckli/NASA

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Saturday 15th Oct 2005 (22:43 UTC) | Permalink
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